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Electoral Board Reveals Election Map


The National Election Board of Ethiopia unveiled a map showing where the polling stations will be located for the upcoming general election to be held on August 29, 2020. 


The National Election Board of Ethiopia unveiled a map showing where the polling stations will be located for the upcoming general election to be held on August 29, 2020. It is the first time such a map has been drawn in Ethiopian election history. The board has not redrawn the election districts but rather organised the dispersed data into a map to show to citizens where polling stations will be situated, according to Birtukan Mideksa, chairperson of the Board. According to the map, Tigray has 38 constituencies, while Afar and Amhara have 32 and 138, respectively. Somali has 72 constituencies; Benishangul-Gumuz, 21; Oromia, 179; SNNPR, 123; Gambella, 14; Harari, two; Dire Dawa, two; and Addis Abeba, 10. The parliament has 547 seats, whereas the regional council of Tigray will have 152 representatives; Somali, 273; Oromia, 537; Amhara, 294; SNNPR, 348; Addis Abeba, 138; Dire Dawa, 189; Harari, 36; Gambella, 156; Benishangul-Gumuz, 99; and Afar, 96. Close to 2,000 people were deployed for the data collection in the regions covering the kebeles and weredas.




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