Ethiopia looks for Constitutional solutions to avoid crisis pertaining to delayed polls

Pertaining to delayed elections as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, the East African country of Ethiopia looks for viable solutions to avert the crisis situation.

The government of Ethiopia has decided to postpone the elections which were scheduled for August in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The August elections were to be the first under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s plan of encouraging multiparty democracy.

Ethiopia’s Parliament plans to explore the Constitution to look for feasible solutions to outdo the probability of crisis caused by delayed elections.

On May 5, the lawmakers voted for the House of the Federation to provide an interpretation of the Constitution on the matter.

The government’s term, headed by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed expires on October 10 and the lack on Constitutional provisions regarding postponed elections could pave way to an uprising.

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