New blog by Jon Abbink: The Ethiopian June 2021 elections: A step to political normality?

Ethiopia held its parliamentary and regional state council elections on 21 June 2021 under tense conditions of the armed conflict in Tigray Region, threats of instability and insurgent attacks in western parts of the country, and the ongoing health threats due to COVID-19. Despite the current unrest and volatility, the electoral process was appreciated by a large majority of the voters and proceeded relatively well, Jon Abbink writes in the ASCL Africanist Blog.