Ethiopia orders selected poll repeat due to fraud

Ethiopia orders selected poll repeat due to fraud

[JURIST] The state-run Ethiopia News Agency [website] reported Friday that re-elections will be held Sunday in six polling stations where voting irregularities were found to have occurred. Further charges have been made by both the ruling party and opposition parties prompting the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia [official website] to continue investigating voting fraud. After the May 15 parliamentary elections both Ethiopia's opposition coalition and the ruling Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front claimed victory creating a power struggle over governing authority. Preliminary results from the May 15 poll are due Saturday with official results due June 8. Reuters has more.