Some 250,000 observers elected for upcoming general elections

Addis Ababa, 22 December 2014 (WIC) – The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) said 250,000 public observers were elected yesterday across the country for the upcoming 5th general elections.

NEBE Public Relations Coordination Directorate Director, Demissew Benti, told WIC that the public observers have the responsibility to supervise and observe the election process.

Each polling station will have five public observers, while each constituency election office will have three mobile public observers, he said. The public observers’ election process held yesterday was successful.

Distribution of election materials, which was launched last week on 16, December 2014, will be concluded after two days, he said.

Casting ballot will be held on May 24 and the final result will be announced on June 22, 2015, according to the information obtained from the NEBE.