Vote counting in Ethiopia was still under way on Tuesday following Monday’s parliamentary elections.
National Election Board of Ethiopia’s Solyana Shimeles told reporters the turnout was impressive, but declined to give figures.
“We have done with the election day yesterday and which was largely peaceful except for two polling stations where we had some incidents, one is like in Oromia region where our poll workers reported that they had been threatened so they left poling station on midday and that was it. The other incident was in Amhara region, where individuals, who were in the line, were fighting each other so polling was disruptred for some time,” NEBE spokeswoman Solyana Shimeles said.
But other than those two polling stations, some 110, a fifth of the East African nation’s, could not allow voters to participate in the elections, as a result of the ongoing war in Tigray, logistical issues and insecurity.