August 8, 2005
So it's official. Ethiopia's election result is due to be released today ... or tomorrow ... or Wednesday. That is according to the latest informal briefing from the National Election Board. So keep holding your breath.
If the decisive results are announced on Wednesday, it will be almost exactly three months after Election Day itself. To repeat a challenge made earlier in this blog, can anyone out there think of another national election that has taken so long to resolve?
UPDATE: Fortune newspaper had a report on Sunday claiming that they had already seen the results - and that the EPRDF had won. I suppose that is hardly surprising given the results that have been announced so far. The National Election Board, of course, refused to confirm it.
Posted by aheavens at August 8, 2005 6:53 AM