Sunday, August 21, 2005

Ethiopia in partial vote re-run

Excerpt from a BBC report today:

Voters in Ethiopia are casting their ballots in a partial re-run of the disputed general election held in May.

Voting is taking place in 30 seats where there had been complaints of fraud or other irregularities during the initial poll.

About 40 people protesting against the alleged fraud were killed when police opened fire on a crowd after the poll.

Voting is also taking place in Ethiopia's Somali region, three month's later than the rest of the country.

The music of a Somali war song dating back to the conflict between Ethiopia and Somalia nearly 30 years ago has been used by some candidates in the hope of attracting support in the Somali region.

It is one of the poorest parts of the Horn of Africa.


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