Landslide victory for Abiy Ahmed's party in Ethiopia parliamentary election

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed speaks at the House of Peoples Representatives in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on November 30, 2020.

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What you need to know:

  • The party has swept almost all seats in the Oromia region, where it didn’t have competition after leading Oromo opposition political parties boycotted the election.

Ethiopia's ruling Prosperity Party, led by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, has won the sixth national election by a landslide, sweeping over 410 of the 547 parliamentary seats in the first round.

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