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House extends federal, regional state councils’ terms

Addis Ababa, June 10, 2020 (FBC) –The House of Federation (HoF), in its second regular session held today, approved a resolution allowing federal and regional state councils to continue functioning.

The resolution extending terms of the councils due to the coronavirus pandemic was tabled by the constitutional interpretation and identity affairs standing committee of the House.

The committee also proposed the 6th general elections be conducted within 9 months to 1 year after the pandemic is declared by global, continental and national health bodies that it will no longer pose a threat to public health and the House approved their suggestion.

The House approved the resolution by 114 votes in favour, four against and one abstention.

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