Ethiopia PM Abiy’s party wins overwhelming majority in vote

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Al-Araby

Ethiopia’s ruling party has won an overwhelming majority in a landmark parliamentary poll, the electoral board said Saturday, ensuring a new five-year term for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. The June 21 election marked the first time Abiy faced voters since being appointed prime minister in 2018 following several years of anti-government protests. Abiy, winner of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, had hoped to frame victory at the ballot box as a mandate for political and economic reforms and military operations. But the poll was held in the midst of a gruelling conflict in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray reg…

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