Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

96,633,458 5

Population (as of May 19, 2015)

Elections in our database

36,851,461 89.77%

Registered Voters (as of July 15, 2015)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
House of People's Representatives Yehizb Tewokayoch Mekir Bete Lower House
House of Federation Yefedereshein Mekir Bete Upper House
Prime Minister Prime Minister Head of Government
President President Head of State

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President MULATU Teshome Wirtu
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister HAILEMARIAM Desalegn
  • Assembly: Ethiopia has a bicameral Federal Parliamentary Assembly consisting of the House of Federation (Yefedereshein Mekir Bete) with 112 seats and the House of People's Representatives (Yehizb Tewokayoch Mekir Bete) with 547 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is indirectly elected by parliament to serve a 6-year term.*
  • The Prime Minister is elected by parliament.
  • In the House of Federation (Yefedereshein Mekir Bete) 110 members are elected by indirect vote to serve 5-year terms*. In the House of People's Representatives (Yehizb Tewokayoch Mekir Bete) 547 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms.**

* Maximum of 2 terms.

* Seats are apportioned to each region in proportion to its number of millions of citizens. Each region (i.e. "Nation, Nationality, or People") has a minimum of one seat. Members are elected to these seats by regional councils. Regional councils may opt to hold direct elections, but none currently does.

** 22 constituencies are reserved to nationally recognized "Nationalities and Peoples."

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Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
House of People's Representatives 2000-05-14 19,607,841 21,834,806 89.8%
House of People's Representatives 2005-05-15 22,610,690 27,372,888 82.6%
House of People's Representatives 2010-05-23 29,832,190 31,926,520 93.44%
President 2013-10-07 659 - -
House of People's Representatives 2015-05-24 34,351,444 36,851,461 93.22%

Voter Turnout