For the second time, Ethiopia has postponed her general elections to June 21.
Last weekend, Birtukan Mideksa, Chairperson of the National Election Board of Ethiopia announced a new delay on the polls as a result of logistical obstacles.
The first elections due to hold in August last year were postponed as a result of Coronavirus pandemic.
The new date of June 21 was announced on Thursday at a press conference by Solyana Shimeles, spokeswoman of the electoral board who said further delays are not expected.
“The electoral board would need to hire more than 100,000 additional staff and train them on voting day procedures and tabulating results,” Solyana added.
The elections are to choose the national and regional parliamentarians. The deputies elect the Prime Minister, who is the head of government, as well as the president.
About 36 million Ethiopians have registered to vote.