Reforms have been made to make the 6th national election successful and secure. 

(Parliamentary News) May 4, 2021, Addis Ababa:- The Speaker of the House of Peoples' Representatives, Honorable Tagesse Chaffo said a lot of reforms have been made to hold the 6th national election peacefully.

He made the remarks during a discussion with African Union election observers on the preparations for the sixth national election.

He told observers that the election rules had been amended with the participation of all political parties to ensure free, fair and credible election.

He said election materials have been transported to the polling stations to ensure the smooth running of the election and that legal procedures and security arrangements have been put in place to address the difficulties encountered during the election process.

The speaker said that the voter registration process, which was extended in some parts of the country due to security concerns, is now almost complete and the observer team has received enough information on how ensure the election free, fair and credible.

He said the government is working hard to increase women's participation in the election and ensure that women are not only as voters but as elected leaders and candidates. Currently, women's participation in leadership is 50 percent, he said.

By Yared Eshetu