The Ruling Party Would Implement a Democratic Transition If It Loses. Abiy
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has pledged a free and fair 2020 election, adding that the ruling party would implement a democratic transition if it loses. Abiy, who took office in April, has prioritised reconciliation between critics and the ruling Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), which has held power unopposed for 27 years. In an announcement on Saturday night, he said work had been done to make the Electoral Commission non-partisan and credible, adding that the country could adopt an electronic voting system for the upcoming polls.