Ethiopia's Ruling Party Sweeps Parliament: Early Election Results

Ethiopia's ruling party and its allies won a large majority in parliament, the country's election board said on Wednesday, based on an early vote count in a weekend election in which opponents complained their supporters were harassed.Charges of abuse were dismissed by Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, leader of the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), which has been in power for almost 25 years. It was widely expected to sweep the vote.

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