Ethiopians will go to the polls of the legislative and regional elections on June 5, 2021.
The Electoral Commission made the announcement on Friday, December 25, 2020.
The elections which was scheduled to be held in 2020, was postponed due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.
According to the Electoral Commission, voters will have a month period to register to vote, between March 1-30.
The elections in Ethiopia is widely seen as a crucial step in the political transition announced by the Prime Minister.
The 2019 Nobel Peace Prize winner, who came to power in 2018, had promised free, fair and democratic elections in 2020.
Elections were set for August 29, 2020, but at the end of March, the Commission announced that they would be postponed indefinitely due to the pandemic.
The federal parliament then voted to extend the terms of parliamentarians, including Abiy’s, which were due to expire in October.
It should be noted that the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) held its own regional elections in September, which were considered illegal by Addis Ababa.
On November 4, the federal government launched a military operation in the region that had defied its authority for months.
There’s no precise assessment of the conflict in Tigray, but the fighting has forced more than 50,000 people to seek refuge in neighboring Sudan.