The National Election Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) announced yesterday the results of the 6th General elections in the presence of President Sahlework Zewde.
Presenting the Board’s report, Deputy Board Chairperson Wubshet Ayele enumerated the challenges faced and achievements obtained during all the phases of the election.
He said, the Board members took over an election body that had poor organization and all members beavered to boost its capacity in human personnel, organization as well as formulating various guidelines and manuals in accordance with the law.
“The extent to which the Board traveled to ensure its impartiality has been too far and too successful. “
The Board has also won the hearts and minds of political parties as a result of the encouraging job it has undertaken, he said.
According to him, the performance of the Board has set the standard for future election in all respects introducing various new practices.
Guest of Honor President Sahlework Zewdie congratulated the people of Ethiopia who took part in the election for their perseverance to decide their future with their ballots.
“I have great respect to the people of Ethiopia who endured the punishing climate during the election day and cast their ballot to elect their representatives.”
She also appreciated the Board for making the elections peaceful despite various challenges that the country has faced.
She also congratulated all parties that have won the election, adding as parties that have not won seats should know that they won due to their involvement in the election and urged them to prepare themselves for the next election.
It is a county that must won in any election process, and Ethiopia has come out victorious in this election, she added.