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Ethiopia Expects to Hold Delayed Elections Within Next Year

  • Nation postponed vote scheduled for August because of pandemic
  • Northern Tigray region defied government ban and held own vote

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Ethiopia expects to hold general elections within the next year after a vote scheduled for August was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

“I personally believe there will be elections in the year 2013,” Abiy said on state television on Wednesday. Ethiopia, with its own 13-month calendar that is about seven years behind the Gregorian calendar, celebrates the start of 2013 on Friday.