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updated 9:43 AM UTC, Dec 29, 2017

Comment by the Information and Press Department of the Russian MFA on the Ethiopian general election

On May 24, Ethiopia held a general election. On June 22, the National Election Board published the official election returns showing that the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) has won a landslide victory. It received 546 out of 547 seats at the House of Peoples' Representatives, the lower chamber of parliament. The EPRDF and its supporters also received an overwhelming majority of seats at regional legislative assemblies.

African Union observers have noted the peaceful and well-organised nature of the election campaign and the election itself, as well as the absence of major violations that might have influenced the voting process.

Moscow welcomes an Ethiopian general election that highlights the popular support for the government’s efforts to ensure stable national political and socioeconomic development.

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