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Prosperity, EZMA and Enat Party fielded a large number of candidates


Of the 47 political parties participating in the election, the ruling party was the first to register 2432 candidates, according to the statement.

In this regard, Ethiopians have registered 1385 candidates for Social Justice and 573 candidates for Social Justice.

The Electoral Board announced that more than 8,200 candidates have registered to run in the by-elections, including the three parties.

The Board made the announcement in a statement issued Thursday regarding the completion of its weeks-long nomination process and issues related to the process so far.

Chairman of the National Electoral Board, Birtukan Mideksa, said 47 parties have registered to run in the by-elections, adding that 8209 candidates have registered for the by-elections.

However, the number of candidates mentioned is likely to increase, not the last, she said. She said the number of parties registered to run in the by-elections will not change.

She also said that during the 22-day registration, 125 individuals have registered to run in the by-elections.

Except Tigray, registration of candidates took place in all regions including Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa city administrations in a total of 673 constituencies.

Last week, OFC and OLF announced that they would not run in the sixth national election, saying they were “pushed”.

When the National Electoral Board announced the registration of candidates on Thursday, the list of candidates representing these parties was not included in the document.

Asked about the parties’ withdrawal from the election, the chairperson, Birtukan Mideksa, said, “Before we went to the registration of candidates, we tried to find a solution to the problems of the parties as a group and individually.”

She noted that OFC had stated that it would not run in the by-elections unless they met. He said some of them do not see the NEBE as a functioning entity.

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