Ethiopia Supreme Court rejects election appeal
Addis Ababa (Alshahid) – Ethiopia’s Supreme Court on Friday rejected an appeal by the country’s main opposition coalition over alleged fraud in the May 23 polls that saw the ruling regime coast to re-election.
MEDERK and AEUP parties lodged appeals with the court on Tuesday. The ruling Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front won 99.6% of parliamentary seats in the elections
“The supreme court has rejected all the appeals of Medrek which were 85 pages-long based on the fact that they lacked evidence and did not follow proper procedures,” Supreme Court Judge Asegid Gashaw said.
Opposition parties claim that the elections were marred by pre-polling intimidation and rigging
In a preliminary report, the European Union team of election monitors also said the elections “fall short of international commitments.”