Election 2005 - Update on Election Results - May 22, 2005
Published: May 18, 2005 (Updated May 22, 2005)
The results from the just completed Historical elections is coming in on hourly basis from all corners of the country. Both the EPRDF government and the oppositions led by CUD and Hibret are claiming victory in this highly contested election. Officially, it will be the election board that has the formal authority to publish the preliminary as well as final results. The preliminary results are due by this Saturday, May 21, 2005.
At this point, however, the MediaEthiopia correspondent in Addis Ababa reports that in addition to the complete sweep of all the contested seats in Addis Ababa by CUD, all major cities in the country in in all regions except Tigray seem to have fallen to the ranks of the CUD. Notable wins so far include the return of Dr. Negaso Gidada who carried Dembi Dola with 85% of the votes and Dr. Yacob Asrat of CUD who won a seat in the Gurage region with a convincing 100%. Some prominent regional EPRDF officials like Ato Bereket Simon, Ato Junedin Sado (Oromia President), and Ato Abadula Gemeda (former General and current defense miniter) also have lost their seats in the federal parliament.
A breakdown of results from Addis Ababa is given in the following table.
|12/13||Dr.Mulualem Tarekegn CUD||W/ro Asimaru Berihun Kebede||81% to 14%|
|3 (Senga Tera)||Ato Darzo Dawani Dagero CUD||Ambassador Woubshet Demisse Tesemma||71% to 25%|
|4||Dr.Tadios Bogale CUD||We/ro Bisrat Gashawutena Tirfe||83% to 15%|
|5 (Merkato)||Ato Temesgen Zewde||W/o Tariku Sodo Fole||81% to 13%|
W/o Asnakech Balcha CUD
|Ato Getachew Shibeshi Sori||82% to 10%|
|7||Ato Bediru Ademi Borena||Ato Asefa Abiyo Shirango||77% to 16%|
|8||Ato Endalkachew Muleyae CUD||Ato Mekaku Fenta Chay||75% to 13%|
|1/9 (Giorgis/Keleme Work School Area)||Ato Mesfin Mengistu CUD||Ato Dawit Yohanes||78% to 18%|
|10||Dr. Hailu Araya CUD||Ato Aychew Tefeta Wedaje||85% to 10%|
|11||Ato Mesfin Ayalew CUD||Dr.Tesifanesh Belay Adal||82% to 11%|
|2/14 (Arat Kilo)||Ato Fetene Teshome CUD||W/ro Frehiywot Ayalew Darge||76% to 19%|
|15 (Kazanchis)||Paster Tsehay Tadesse CUD||Ato Arkebe Equbay||20,968 to 4925|
|16||Ato Asrat Tasie CUD||Dr. Asefa Abireha Gebiray||82% to 15%|
|17 (Asmara/Haile G.Selassie Road)||Eng. Gizachew Shiferaw CUD||We/ro Worknesh Belayneh Ge/Hana||79% to 15%|
|18 (Olymia Club/Bole)||Shaleka Admasu Melaku CUD||Ato Tefera Walwa||
76% to 18%.
Ato Shimelis Adugna - 1.4%
|19 (Nefas Silk)||Dr.Shimeles T/Tsadic CUD||We/ro Sinknesh Ejgu||80% to 15%|
|20 (Gofa Sefer/Qera)||Ato Kifle Tigneh CUD||Ato G/Wahid W/Giorgis W/Michael||90% to 4%|
|21/22 (Legehar)||Ato Lidetu Ayalew CUD||W/o Genet Zewdae||75% to 21%|
|23||Ato Hailu Shawel CUD||Ato Getachew Belay Wondimu||79% to 14%|
|24 (Old Airport)||Dr. Befekadu Degifae CUD||Dr. Tofik Abidulahi Ahimed||81% to 12%|
|25 (Jimma Menged)||Ato Tariku Demelash CUD||Ato Wolide Dersema Debela||83% to 10%|
|26/27||Ato Daniel H/Mariam CUD||Ato Tezera Wedajo Areda||85% to 12%|
|28 (Shola/CMC)||Professor Tomas Tholcha Torche||D/r He/Michael Abera Afework||85% to 12%|
The EPRDF has also lost seats in the following cities across the country:
Dangla, Merawi, Durbetei, Bahirdar, Dessie, D/Markos, Kosober, Haik, Weldia,
Chilga, Debre Brehan, Combolcha.
Oromia:Debrezeit, Bale, Nazret, Fechae, Holeta, Moyale, Cheli, Kemisie, Dodola, Yabelo, Masha, Mojo.
SNNPR: Awassa, Dila, Arbaminch, Tapi, Bodetu.
Some of the data was obtained from Addis Zena Ginbot 10, 1997 (Liyu Itim) and the NEBE official announcements.