Thursday, May 27, 2021

Ethiopia: Assessment of Upcoming Election

 The International Republican Institute and National Democratic Institute published on 13 May 2021 a document titled "IRI-NDI Virtual Pre-Election Assessment Delegation for the 2021 Ethiopian Elections."

The document was written when the date for the Ethiopian election was 5 June 2021, a date that has moved to 21 June.  IRI and NDI concluded that the electoral environment presents acute challenges.  Nevertheless, there is an opportunity for the elections to be a positive step and to potentially serve as the foundation for more credible processes in the future.