Board Halts Election Preparations in Benishangul-Gumuz

ADDIS ABABA – The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) on Friday said it has suspended preparations for the 6th general elections in Benishangul-Gumuz regional State.

The Electoral board already conducted the 6th general poll in almost all regional states of Ethiopia this year. It has also been preparing to hold the voting in 17 constituencies of the western region of Ethiopia following the announcement of a tentative electoral calendar in mid-October.

However, following the ratification of the state of emergency by the parliament, the board said it has decided to suspend the election calendar and preparations.