ADDIS ABEBA – The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) has released the number of electoral constituencies for the upcoming general election.
The announcement on Saturday came a Month after the Electoral Board announced August 28 as a date for the voting, a first test of voter support for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
The board revealed the number of constituencies during a consultative forum held with leaders of political parties and civil society organizations (CSOs) on Saturday.
There will be a total of 547 constituencies, said the board.
Tigray will have 38 constituencies, Afar 8, Amhara 138, Oromia 178, Somali 23, Benishangul-Gumuz 9, SNNP 123, Gambella 3, Harari 2, Dire Dawa 2 and Addis Ababa 23, according to the announcement.
Voter registration for the parliamentary election would begin in April and campaigning in May.
The final results of the 2020 general election will be announced from August 30 to September 8, according to NEBE’s schedule.