The National Election Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) has announced on June 21/2010 the official results of the 4th National and Regional election held on May 23/2010 as follows:
The following reports are directly taken from the NEBE official website.
It is to be recalled that this blog has been the first to announce the results of the Ethiopian election on May 24/2010 – only 24 hrs after the closing of the polling stations.
THE NATIONAL ELECTORAL BOARD OF ETHIOPIA (NEBE)
Official Results of the 23rd May 2010 General Election
The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia conducted fourth round general election in all over the country on 23 May 2010 in a legal manner ensuring the sovereignty power of the people.
The general election was conducted to the House of Peoples Representatives and Regional State Councils. It was characterized by high voter turnout, and orderly conduct of the Election Day proceedings. The election was peaceful, credible, fair, free, and democratic.
All the results of the general election are to be declared on 21 June 2010 as per the formal time-table of the Board.
In accordance with the Amended Electoral Law 532/2007 Article 76 (5), The Board had publicized formal provisional results earlier from all Constituencies dealing with: Seats to the House of Peoples’ Representatives and Seats to the nine Regional State Councils
The provisional results were announced by the NEBE through the Local and International Medias on 24, 25 and 27 May 2010.
The Board has assessed the results of the general election in detail on its 149th urgent meeting held on 18 June 2010 ensuring that
All the results of the May 23 General Election have been received from all over the country
Decisions have been given to all Complaints lodged by contending political parties according to the law
Thus, the Board approved the results unanimously and decided to announce to the nation on 21 June 2010 as per its previous formal time-table.
The results of the 2010 General election are declared as follows:
1.) 63 Political Parties participated in the elections fielding comprising of
1.1) 2,188 candidates for the House of Peoples’ Representatives, of which 1,916 (87.6%) are male 272 (12.4%) are female
1.2) 4,746 Candidates for the Regional State Councils, of which 4,021 (84.7%) are male 725 (15.3%) are female
1.3) Independent Candidates –
34 participated for the House of Peoples’ Representatives, of which 33 (97.1%) are male 1 (2.9%) female
11 participated for the Regional State Councils, of which 9 (81.8%) are male 2 (18.1%) are female.
In general, the total numbers of candidate participants in the 2010 General Election are 6,979, of which 5,979 (85.7%) are male 1000 (14.3%) are female.
Total No. of registered voters is 31, 926,520, of which 16,674,280 (52.2%) are male 15,252,240 (47.8%) are female
Total No. of voters who casted their votes is 29,832,190, of which 15,617,453 (52.4%) are male 14,214,737 (47.6%) are female.
Total voters turn out was 93.4% (of the registered voters)
The remaining 6.6% were not casted their votes.
Results of the 2010 General Election
1. The Results of the General Election to the House of Peoples’ Representatives
Elections were held for 547 seats in the House of Peoples’ Representatives in 547 Constituencies. The results are as follows:
The Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) won 499 seats
The Afar National Democratic Party (ANDP) won 8 seats
The Somali Peoples Democratic Party (SPDP) won 24 seats
The Benishangul Gumuz Peoples Democratic Party (BGPDP) won 9 seats
The Harari National League (HNL) won 1 seat
The Argoba People Democratic Organization (APDO) won 1 seat
The Ethiopia Federal Democratic Unity Forum (Medrek ) won 1 seat
One Independent Candidate won 1 seat.
2. Results of the General Election to Regional State Council
Elections were held for 9 Regional State Councils. The results are as follows:
The Tigray Regional State has 152 seats in its Regional State Council.
The Tigray Peoples’ Liberation Front (TPLF-EPRDF) won all the 152 seats.
The Afar Regional State has 96 seats in its Regional State Council.
The Afar National Democratic Party (ANDP) won 93 seats.
The Argoba Peoples Democratic Organization (APDO) won 3 seats.
The Amhara Regional State has 294 seats in its Regional State Council.
The Amhara National Democratic Movement (ANDP-EPRDF) won all the 294 seats.
The Oromia Regional State has 537 seats in its Regional State Council.
The Oromo Peoples Democratic Organization (OPDO-EPRDF) won all the 537 seats.
The Somali Regional State has 186 seats in its Regional State Council.
The Somali Peoples Democratic Party (SPDP) won all the 186 seats.
2.6 Benishangul Gumuz
The Benishangul Gumuz Regional State has 99 seats in its Regional State Council.
The Benishangul Gumuz Peoples Democratic Party (BGPDP) won 98 seats.
The all Ethiopian Unity Organization (AEOU) won 1 seat.
2.7 Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’
The Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Regional State has 348 seats in its Regional State Council.
The Southern Ethiopian People’s Democratic Movement (SEPDM-EPRDF) won all the 348 seats.
The Gambela Peoples’ Regional State has 156 seats in its Regional State Council.
The Gambela people’s Unity Democratic Movement (GPUDM) won all the 156 seats.
The Harari People’s has 36 seats in its Regional State Council, of which
The Harari National League (HNL) won 18 seats.
The Oromo People’s Democratic Organization (OPDO-EPRDF) won 18 seats.
The official result as to winners of seats to the House of Peoples’ Representatives and the Regional State Councils are hereby officially announced as per the official electoral calendar of the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia.
Furthermore, the Board will publish the details of the official result in Addis Zemen Gazeta during the next couple of days. It has been also posted in the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia official website.
Similarly, detailed results for each political party candidate in each Constituency have been publicized.
The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia
June 21, 2010