May 25, 2010

EU observers say Ethiopia election "falls short of certain international commitments"


(BBC):- EU observers have criticized Ethiopia's election, as Prime Minister Meles Zenawi holds a victory rally attended by tens of thousands of people.
There was an "uneven playing field", said chief EU observer Thijs Berman. Mr Meles is heading for a landslide victory, election officials say but the opposition has complained of vote-rigging. Violent protests over alleged fraud in the last poll in 2005 left about 200 people dead.
"This electoral process falls short of certain international commitments," Mr Berman said, pointing to the use of state resources to campaign for the governing Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF).

He praised the elections for being peaceful and well organized but said the EU had received numerous reports of harassment and intimidation which were "of concern".
However, the head of the 170-strong EU team said these shortcomings did not necessarily affect the overall outcome.

The people's vote will not be overturned by foreign forces
Meles ZenawiEthiopian prime minister
Election and government officials have denied the charges of fraud, accusing the opposition of making excuses for its defeat.
At the rally in Addis Ababa's Meskel Square, supporters of Mr Meles held up placards reading: "We chose our leaders, accept the results" and "Stop second guessing us".
"The people's vote will not be overturned by foreign forces," said the prime minister, a US ally against Islamist militants in neighbouring Somalia.
But opposition leader Merera Gudina said his eight-party coalition was considering what action to take.
"I don't see any reason why we should accept the results that were completely fraudulent."
Human Rights Watch said in the run-up to last Sunday's vote, people were intimidated and threatened into joining and voting for the EPRDF - charges it strongly denies.
With about three-quarters of the results declared, election officials say the EPRDF is certain to retain its majority.
It is ahead in areas such as Oromia and Addis Ababa, where the opposition had been expected to do well.
Mr Meles - in power since 1991 - put the expected win down to an impressive track record, especially when it comes to economic growth.
The government has worked hard to improve infrastructure, especially in the urban areas and access to social services like healthcare has increased.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Only Ethiopian people knows what is going on in ethiopia...Ethiopia, Your hope is not the high rising mountains... We all remember what had happened before five years in 2005... Ethiopians were at the doors of America and Europe... i saw in my eyes gunshots on streets of Addis Ababa... many were killed... Ethiopians abroad cried to the mountains but there was not help... Ethiopian people, raise your eyes to the Almighty who is on the sky above the mountains... Let's raise our voice to our creator... He will answer our prayers and tears for sure.
May God Bless Ethiopia!

Anonymous said...

"ምን ጥልቅ አደረጋችኹ?" ብትባሉ መልሳችኹ ምን ይኾን? እባካችኹ እንዲህ ያሉትን ፍጥጥ ግጥጥ ያሉ የፖለቲካ ዜናዎች በቀጥታም ኾነ በተዘዋዋሪ ፖለቲካዊ ጉዳዮችን ለሚያስተላልፉት የዜና አውታሮች ተውላቸው። ከቤተ ክሲያን ተያያዥነቱ ጕልህ የኾነ ነገር ሲገኝ እና ያንንም ልብ ሳንለው የምናልፍ ከመሰላችኹ ግን፤ እንዲያ ያለውን ለማሰራጨትም ኾነ ለማተት አትቦዝኑ።

እስቲ ማን ይሙት በሉ፤ አኹን ይህንን ዜና እናንተ ገጽ ከመምጣቱ በፊት ያላነበበ ይኖራል? ረ ከመጻፉ በፊት ሰምቶታል...

ምክሬ ጥራታችኹን ጠብቃችኹ እንድትቀጥሉ እንጂ ሥራችኹን ለማደናቀፍ እንዳልኾነ አይጠፋችኹም ብየ ተስፋ አደርጋለኹ።

Anonymous said...

+++

"ደጀ ሰላም:- በቤተ ክርስቲያን ጉዳይ ዜናዎችን፣ አስተያየቶችን፣ ጥያቄዎችን፣ መልሶችን የምታወጣ የጡመራ-መድረክ ናት። ግለሰቦች ለሚጽፏቸው ጽሑፎች “ደጀ-ሰላም” ኃላፊነቱን አትወስድም። ደጀ-ሰላም ራሷ ያዘጋጀቻቸውን ጽሑፎች “ደጀ-ሰላም” ብላ ትጠቅሳለች። ኃላፊነቱን የምትወስደው ለነዚያ ጽሑፎች ብቻ ነው። ቸር ወሬ ያሰማን፣ አሜን"

ስለምርጫ መዘገባችሁ ምን ይባላል???
ከልደታ

Anonymous said...

The only solution left for Ethiopia is Our God. I am waiting Him, ofcourse doing my part. It is good time for sovernighty of Ethiopia.

Anonymous said...

oh Deje-selam..... why u did this?????????

Anonymous said...

Please be courageous enough to correct your mistakes. Remove this article.

Anonymous said...

Oh! Please Dejeselam get out from this dirty game or change your stand let us know to leave your blog
From Adigrat

Anonymous said...

So who is Dejeselam then? Kemire newu Yemilachihu Tesastachihual. Hulum kelay Yalut 5 Anonymous Yihenin ri'es alwededutim ezih layi bemayetachew. Enem 6tegna sewu negn.
Ayi yihe tiru aydelem. Dejeselam yegna endehonech hulu Enantem yegna nachihuna pls yikribachihu ansuat yihichin arist.
Ameseginalehu.

Anonymous said...

is this dejeselam or ethiopian reporter?

Anonymous said...

I undrstand why DS posted this article. It is bcause of either of the ff reasons:

1. church and state in that country are two faces of a same coin,

2. it is because of confusion planted deep into the heart of the blogger,

3. to blow together where the wind blows,

4. to make some lazy and careless (to their country) readers (yeqebero bahitawuyan) angry like I read.

5. because the blogger is politician playing in the church,

6, none of the above but the blogger knows

My littleadvice:I think some bad sory is developing out of this Mirrrrcha. I afraid weare gana be disappointed once again r cry like what we id back in 2005. So DS wat do you think should the church'S role be at this tensed time of our country and its peope? Write in that line pleas. Lelawun report let others do.

No pressure!

ደጀ-ሰላም said...

Dear DejeSelamaweyan,

WE posted all your comments without any discrimination because we want to give our ideals later. Please give us some time until we post our views. We appreciate your comments.
DS Team

Anonymous said...

I don't wish any one to die except this ugly monkey face Meles. He is the most evil person in our planet. Ethiopia and our church will not be free unless this dictator dies.
Mot le weyane! and freedom to our people.

Anonymous said...

Selam Dejeselam,

Thank you for the information. Some of your reader thinks that church has no business in the government and society. If we see our past history, For example, St Tekle Haimanote played main role during Zaguea-Yukuno-Amlak era. In the 16th century (Atse Susinious Era) our church played major role to protect the people from Portuguese Missionary. We know the role of Abune Petrose and Abune Mekcael during the invasion of Fascist Italy. If current church leaders are wise and brave enough they can contribute a lot for the people, the country and their faith.

Thank you

selamawi said...

በስመስላሴ አሃዱ አምላክ አሜን

መዝ 68 31
መኳንንት ከግብጽ ይመጣሉ ኢትዮጵያ እጆችዋን ወደ እግዚአብሔር ትዘረጋለች።
መዝ 72፥9 በፊቱም ኢትዮጵያ ይሰግዳሉ፥ ጠላቶቹም አፈር ይልሳሉ።
መዝ 74፥14 አንተም የዘንዶውን ራሶች ቀጠቀጥህ ለኢትዮጵያ ሰዎችም ምግባቸውን ሰጠሃቸው።
መዝ 87፥4 የሚያውቁኝን ረዓብንና ባቢሎንን አስባቸዋለሁ እነሆ፥ ፍልስጥኤማውያን ጢሮስም የኢትዮጵያም ሕዝብ፥ እነዚህ በዚያ ተወለዱ።



ኢትዮጵያ ተዋህዶ ተዋህዶ ኢትዮጵያ ሁለቱን ነጥሎ ማየት አይቻልም የኢትዮጵያ ጉዳይ አያገባኝም የሚል የተዋህዶ ልጅ ነኝ ሊል አይችልም አምላከ ቅዱሳን ለኃገራችን ለቅድስቲቱ ኢትዮጵያ ሰላሙንና በረከቱን ይስጥልን

ወልደ መድህን

Anonymous said...

TEWEDADARII BELELEBET BOOTA ASHENEFKU BIL MIN YIDENQAL KEHULU YEMIGERMEW YE 2010 MIRCHA BE ITIYOPIA MIDIRINA BEFESESE YE NITSUHAN DEMLAYI YEMIKELID ANTRAKS/ANTIRAX/ SOLOMON TEKALING MEWELEDU YASAZINAAL.

Anonymous said...

ye ityopia antrax 2010 "yiqetil"be nitsuhan dem layi yeqelede zefang,duradimet.

Anonymous said...

There is no mistry in all this.GOD IS PUNISHING US AND ETHIOPIA BECAUSE ETHIOPIANS KILLED THEIR GOD FEARING EMPEROR, HAILESILASSIE,AND THE THEN PATRIACH ABUNE TEWOFILOS.
Their blood is before the eyes of God.They truly like their country and their religion-Orthodox Tewahedo.WE KILLED THEM, AND SO WE ARE GIVEN LEADERS IN THE PALACE AND IN THE CHURCH WHO DO NOT CARE FOR THEIR COUNTRY AND RELIGION.

Dioskoros said...

Those who support Dejeselam's involvement in Ethiopian politics: You seem to be right but there are things to be done and become clear before. Tewahidos' sons and daughters should first show their commitment in being free from ethnic biasness (b/c whether you believe or not Ethiopian politics is ethnic centered). Otherwise it is fact that we are becoming “foot burning” (YE Egir Esat) for the Holly Mother Church
God Bless our Holly Church

lead said...

Those who support Dejeselam's involvement in Ethiopian politics: You seem to be right but there are things to be done and become clear before. Tewahidos' sons and daughters should first show their commitment in being free from ethnic biasness (b/c whether you believe or not Ethiopian politics is ethnic centered). Otherwise it is fact that we are becoming “foot burning” (YE Egir Esat) for the Holly Mother Church
God Bless our Holly Church
Hello dear all there!

lead said...

Those who support Dejeselam's involvement in Ethiopian politics: You seem to be right but there are things to be done and become clear before. Tewahidos' sons and daughters should first show their commitment in being free from ethnic biasness (b/c whether you believe or not Ethiopian politics is ethnic centered). Otherwise it is fact that we are becoming “foot burning” (YE Egir Esat) for the Holly Mother Church
God Bless our Holly Church
Hello dear all there!

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