Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has trusted that the country can hold elections within the next twelve months after the elections scheduled for late August were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“Personally, I think there will be elections in 2013,” Abiy told state television on Wednesday, referring to the Ethiopian calendar, which is seven years behind the Gregorian calendar, and that Friday begins 2013.
“I really want these elections to vote for Ethiopians who they want and to confirm the legitimacy of the government,” added the Bloomberg agency president.
This year’s election was seen as a test of the popularity of Abiy, who took office in April 2018 following the resignation of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn. However, due to the pandemic, the electoral commission decided to postpone it.