Ethiopian Election Board Set to Hold Elections within 13 MonthsBy Staff ReporterMay 21, 2020 (Ezega.com) -- The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) is set to hold the 6th general elections after 13 months at maximum with additional funding requirements of more than 2.5 billion birr. NEBE on Thursday proposed two elections time frames during which it can finalize preparations to conduct the elections amid coronavirus pandemic. The electoral board on March 31, 2020 announced the postponement of the national elections scheduled for August 29, 2020 due to problems related to coronavirus pandemic in the country. Wubishet announced two scenarios in which NEBE can organize the elections and according to the first scenario, the electoral board can organize the election without further procedural amendments. He said that the board needs more than 139 million Birr for training, logistic and related works, and a total of 10 months for the whole pre-election activities.
Source: Ethiopian News May 22, 2020 06:11 UTC