Jawar told an audience in the US state of Minnesota that he would run in next year's vote, a decision he confirmed to AFP by phone. "The purpose is to help to ensure the election is free and fair. I want to add my voice and my influence to ensure the election is free and fair. Jawar, who has 1.7 million followers on Facebook, said he would return to Ethiopia within 10 days to start the paperwork needed for his candidacy. Ethiopia's general election is scheduled for May 2020, but many observers expect the vote to be delayed as preparations are already running behind schedule.
Source: Ethiopian News November 16, 2019 10:18 UTC