ElectionGudie

May 14, 2000 Held

19,607,841
Voted
Ethiopia

Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Election for Yehizb Tewokayoch Mekir Bete (Ethiopian House of People's Representatives)

Results

90%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:19,607,841
Valid Votes:19,607,841
Invalid Votes:0

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Oromo 183 None

Southern Ethiopian People's Democratic Front 112 None

Amhara People's Organization 146 None

Ethiopian Democratic Party 2 None

Tigray People's Liberation Front 40 None

Afar National Democratic Party 8 None

The Benishangul Gumuz Peoples Democratic Party 6 None

Council of Alternative Forces for Peace and Democracy in Ethiopia 4 None

The Gambela People's Unity Democratic Movement 3 None

Hadiya National Democratic Organization 3 None

Independents 13 None

Other Parties 25 None

Southern Ethiopia People's Democratic Coalition 2 None

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 545 seats in the House of People's Representatives

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President NEGASSO Gidada *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister MELES Zenawi
  • Assembly: Ethiopia has a bicameral Parliament consisting of the House of Federation with 108 seats and the House of People's Representatives with 545 seats.

* The President is elected by indirect vote by the House of People's Representatives to serve a 6-year term which is renewable once.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by indirect vote to serve a 6-year term.
  • In the House of Federation 108 members are elected by indirect vote to serve 5-year terms*. In the House of People's Representatives 545 members are elected by direct vote to serve 5-year terms.

* Members are elected by indirect vote by state assemblies.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Coalition: Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF)
    • Leader: MELES Zenawi
    • Seats won in last House of People's Representatives election: 483
    • Seats won in this House of People's Representatives election: 481
  • Coalition: EPRDF-Affiliated Parties, Others and Independents
    • Seats won in last House of People's Representatives election: 65
    • Seats won in this House of People's Representatives election: 66

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Parliamentary elections last held: May 7, 1995.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 66,443,603 (2000)
  • Registered Voters: 20,252,000 (March 2000)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 33,134,177 (2000)

·         Is Ethiopia a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (8 July 1980)

·         Has Ethiopia ratified CEDAW: Yes (10 September 1981)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 42 (following the 2000 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 174 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: High (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Ethiopia a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Ethiopia ratified CRPD: Yes (7 July 2010)

·         Population with a disability: