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Voters Okayed New State Overwhelmingly


November 23 , 2019


Over 2.2 million people voted on Wednesday, where the outcome is 98.5pc in favour of a Sidama regional state, officials at the National Elections Board announced today.

Voters in the Sidama Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities & Peoples' Regional State favored the formation of the zone into a federated state. A landmark referendum brought a result in favour of forming what will be the 10th regional state in Ethiopia.


Over 2.2 million people voted on Wednesday, where the outcome is 98.5pc in favour of a Sidama regional state, officials at the National Elections Board announced today.





PUBLISHED ON Nov 23,2019 [ VOL 20 , NO 1021]


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