Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has congratulated Ethiopians on the certified election results announced yesterday by the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia.
Prosperity Party (PP) has won 410 seats in elections held in 436 constituencies out of 547 parliamentary seats. Some seats will remain vacant till elections are held in other parts of the country on upcoming September.
Prime Minister Abiy expressed gratitude to Ethiopians and appreciated the electoral process as Ethiopia’s first attempt at a free, fair and credible vote.
The Premier also thanked leaders and members of political parties that were involved in the election despite various challenges.
He said the 6th General Elections have been unique for the elections were conducted through coordination of an independent electoral board.
The election’s credibility is unprecedented as various actors including the media, civil societies, Human Rights Commission and courts transparently monitored the voting process.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed pledged commitment of his party to serve the public diligently focusing on issues including in building capable institutions, creating national consensus and common vision among the people.