The United States has promised to provide 30.4 million dollars to support the upcoming national election, which is expected to take place on August 29, 2020. A memorandum of understanding of the fund has been signed by Sean Jones, USAID Mission Director, and Birtukan Midekssa, the chairperson of the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE). The fund will be used to build the capacity of NEBE to organise, administer and conduct free and fair elections. The programme will be implemented by the Consortium for Election & Strengthening Political Process, which includes the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, the International Republican Institute, Internews, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems, and the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa.
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