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Parliament to take measures against Tigray representatives who avoid scheduled meeting

Addis Ababa, October 21, 2020 (FBC) –Administrative measures will be taken against representatives of Tigray regional state who fail to attend scheduled parliament session, said the Speaker.

All representatives except one were absent during the two meetings that the parliament had conducted recently, said Tagesse Chafo, Speaker of the parliament.

The parliament is extending invitation to them, he said, adding “if they continue to avoid meeting, administrative measures will be taken against them.

The Speaker said solution for any problem should come through dialogue and in a legal way, not by breaking the law.

Regarding the upcoming general elections, he said the National Election Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) has finalized more than 90% of preparations for it.

Emphasizing the need to make available a level playing field for competing political parties, he added that the readiness of all political parties is also vital to make the election fair and democratic.

According to the Speaker, the parliament provided 40 million birr assistance in cash and kind to people affected by flooding in different parts of the country.

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