21 June 2021

Ethiopians vote in what government bills as first free election


Prime Minister Abiy's newly-formed Prosperity Party is the frontrunner in a crowded field of candidates mostly from smaller, ethnically-based parties.An electoral worker sanitises his hands after delivering ballot boxes to a polling station in the capital Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, June 20, 2021.(AP)Ethiopians have begun voting in national and regional elections that the prime minister has billed as proof of his commitment to democracy after decades of repressive rule in Africa's second-most [...]