House of Peoples’ Representatives, on its second extraordinary meeting on Wednesday, unanimously approved to postpone Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa cities administration councils, and local elections.
The Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa Cities Councils and local elections scheduled to be conducted this year have been postponed to be conducted along with the general elections, which will be pursued next year.
The decision came after the request made by National Election Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) to postpone the election owing to the need to recruit, train and organize election executors or election bodies; more so institutional reform is underway at regional level.
Nothing that NEBE is going through comprehensive reforms, Members of Parliament pointed out conducting the two cities administrative council election along with general election will ensure free, fair and democratic election.
It is to be recalled that the two cities and local elections were postponed in 2010.
Now the House, on its second extraordinary session after summer recess, passed the resolution unanimously once again.