ADDIS ABEBA – The House of People’s Representatives (HPR) has approved a resolution tabled to postpone the Addis Ababa City and Dire Dawa City councils and local elections for the second time.
In an extraordinary session MPs held today, they passed the resolution tabled by the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) that suggested the elections to be postponed to next year.
The elections will now take place together with the upcoming 2020 General Election, according to the resolution.
Lack of sufficient time was given as a major reason for the latest decision to delay the elections.
The electoral board’s motion indicates that works carried out to reorganize the board, prepare draft bills, and recruit members of NEBE took more time than first anticipated.
Accordingly, the incumbent administrations of Addis Ababa and Dire Dewa will continue until the upcoming next election.