Mobile Menu - OpenMobile Menu - Closed

Rep. Bass Issues Statement On Recent Elections In Ethiopia

June 22, 2021
Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, issued the following statement:

"I am deeply concerned about the provisions of the national elections in several regions of Ethiopia. I appreciate the increased participation from various political parties; however, the elections were not held in many regions of the country and several political parties were not allowed to participate. In addition, voter registration was low and there was a limited number of election observers. The government of Ethiopia must continue the work to ensure that the elections are free, fair, and inclusive to all and not a flashpoint for violence."