Daniel Berhane

The Ethiopian ruling party amassed all the legislative seats whose results are announced so far.

Last Wednesday, the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) announced provisional seats for 80% of the Federal and State legislative seats that were up for gran in the May 24 general elections.

The ruling party EPRDF took all the seats so far obtained all the seats. (See detailed breakdown here)

However, we know Ethiopia’s electoral system is First Past The Post system and the winner do not necessarily obtain all the votes cast in each electoral district.

So, you may wonder how many of the votes cast went to EPRDF?

The chart below shows the breakdown for Addis Ababa. (Data from The Reporter)

Chart - Breakdown of votes cast in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - May 2015


The top three were:

EPRDF – 64.4%
Semayawi (Blue) party – 15.6%
MEDREK – 12.6%


Read: Infographic: How Ethiopia voted