India Ethiopia: showdown between the government and the State of Tigray over the elections

06:50  03 june  2020
06:50  03 june  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

Elections in Burundi: the CNL is preparing to file a complaint before the Constitutional Court

 Elections in Burundi: the CNL is preparing to file a complaint before the Constitutional Court © REUTERS / Clovis Guy Siboniyo The leader of the CNL, Agathon Rwasa, in a polling station in Ngozi in Burundi on May 20, 2020. The Céni va proclaim this Monday the provisional results of the triple ballot of May 20. A solemn ceremony planned in a large hotel in Bujumbura for the announcement of the results of the presidential and legislative elections. The results of the municipal elections will be announced at the level of the provincial commissions.

The State of Tigray consists of 4 administrative zones, one special zone, 35 woredas and 74 towns. The State Council which is the highest administrative body of the AREA The State of Tigray has an estimated area of 80,000 square kilometres. POPULATION According to the 1994 Census the state 's

Tigray , historical region, northern Ethiopia . Its western part rises in Tigray contains the core of the ancient Aksumite kingdom and the historic settlements of Aksum, the The conflict aggravated a disastrous drought and famine between 1984 and 1985, which the government tried to ameliorate by

Debretsion Gebremichael, le président du Front de libération du peuple du Tigré s'exprime durant le congrès du parti le 4 janvier 2020 à Mekelle (image d'illustration). © EDUARDO SOTERAS / AFP Debretsion Gebremichael, the president of the Tigray People's Liberation Front speaks during the party congress on January 4 2020 in Mekelle (illustration image).

The Tigray state in the north of the country says it will organize elections to elect a new parliament, despite the fact that the election has been postponed to the national level. It is the last episode of a showdown between the central government and the party ruling this border state of Eritrea, which was ousted from power by the arrival of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in 2018.

The executive committee of the Front for the Liberation of the People of Tigray met last weekend and its final communiqué is a closing statement. Indictment against Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed first and his all-new Prosperity Party , a party made in his hand that the Tigrayans refused to join; and then indictment against the postponement of the elections of August 29 due to Covid-19, decided by the federal authorities and deemed "unconstitutional".

Burundi: Catholic observers point to “irregularities” during the poll

 Burundi: Catholic observers point to “irregularities” during the poll © REUTERS / Evrard Ngendakumana Voting operations in Gitega, Burundi, May 20, 2020. The results of the triple poll on Wednesday, which gave a large victory to General Evariste Ndayishimiye and his party the CNDD-FDD, are challenged by the main Burundian opponent, Agathon Rwasa and his party, the CNL, who denounce "massive fraud". The Council of the Catholic Church in Burundi is acting as an arbitrator between the two parties, while the CNL is preparing to file a complaint.

The elections were delayed in the Gimbo Gawata constituency due to clashes between the EPRDF and an independent The elections were managed by the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia , also known as the He stated that he felt the government was democratically elected .[17] He has since

The Transitional Government of Ethiopia (TGE) was established immediately after the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) and the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF)

The question at the federal level is not settled. The problem of the expiration of the mandate of the deputies beyond October 10 , and the retention in power of the current management team during the possible transition, is today in the hands of the upper house of Parliament and a council of constitutional requests. Its opinion should be given in the coming days.

But the Tigrayans are already free from it. They announce that they will hold the elections "on time, according to the Constitution". A position already denounced by the National Election Commission, which repeats that it alone has the power to organize polls. But under pressure, surrounded by hostile Eritrea on the one hand and States which are thinking of revenge after the years of authoritarian power of the Tigrayans on the other, the latter intend more than ever to assert their autonomy.

Maas talks to Netanyahu about annexation plans .
Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD) will travel to Israel on Wednesday to talk to the new government there, among other things, about the Middle East plan by US President Donald Trump and the planned annexation of occupied Palestinian territories. © Photo: Michael Kappeler / dpa Pool / dpa During a short visit to Israel, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas will speak to the new Israeli government, among other things, about the planned annexation of occupied Palestinian territories.

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