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Ethiopian PM Abiy’s party declared election winner in landslide

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed speaks at a final campaign rally at a stadium in the town of Jimma in the southwestern Oromia Region of Ethiopia, on June 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene, File)
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed speaks at a final campaign rally at a stadium in the town of Jimma in the southwestern Oromia Region of Ethiopia, on June 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene, File)

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Ethiopia’s ruling party has won an overwhelming majority in a landmark parliamentary poll, the electoral board says, ensuring a new five-year term for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

His Prosperity Party won 421 seats, out of a total of 436, in the elections held on June 21, according to results read out by National Election Board of Ethiopia deputy head Wubshet Ayele at a gathering in Addis Ababa.

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