Ethiopian general election, 2015

Ethiopian general election, 2015
24 May 2015 (2015-05-24)

All 547 seats to the House of Peoples' Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
Leader Hailemariam Desalegn
Last election 499 24
Seats won 500 24
Seat change Increase1 Steady

Prime Minister before election

Hailemariam Desalegn

Elected Prime Minister


Parliamentary elections were held in Ethiopia on 24 May 2015.[1] The result was a victory for the ruling Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), which won 500 of the 547 seats. Allies of the EPRDF won the remaining seats.[2]

Electoral system

The 547 members of the House of Peoples' Representatives were elected in single-member constituencies using the first-past-the-post system.[3] The results of the election will be announced one month after the election took place.[4] The opposition called the election an "undemocratic disgrace".[5]

The elections were delayed in the Gimbo Gawata constituency due to clashes between the EPRDF and an independent candidate. Polling took place on 14 June.[6]


A total of 1,828 candidates contested the 547 seats, of which nine were independents and the remainder represented 44 parties. Of the 1,828 candidates, 1,527 were men and 801 women.[7]


House of Peoples' Representatives

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front 500+1
Somali People's Democratic Party 240
Benishangul Gumuz People's Democratic Party 90
Afar National Democratic Party 80
Gambela People's Democratic Movement 30
Argoba People Democratic Organization 10
Hareri National League 10
Agew Democratic Party 0
All Ethiopian Democratic Organization 0
All Ethiopian Democratic Party 0
All Ethiopian National Movement 0
All Oromo People Democratic Party 0
All-Amhara People's Organization 0
Argoba Nationality Democratic Movement 0
Bench People Democratic Organization 0
Blue Party 0
Coalition for Unity and Democracy 0
Denta Dubamo Kichinchila People's Democratic Organization 0
Dilwabi Peoples' Democratic Movement 0
Donga People Democratic Organization 0
Dube and Degeni Nationality Democratic Party 0
Ethiopia Democratic Union 0
Ethiopia Federal Democratic Unity Forum 0–1
Ethiopian Democratic Party 0
Ethiopian Democratic Unity Movement 0
Ethiopian Justice and Democratic Forces Front 0
Ethiopian National Unity Party 0
Ethiopian Peace and Democratic Party 0
Ethiopian Raie Party 0
Ethiopian's Unity Democratic Organization 0
Geda System Advancement Party 0
Gedeo People Democratic Organization 0
Gumz People's Democratic Movement 0
Kembata People's Congress 0
New Generation Party 0
Oromo Liberation Unity Front 0
Oromo People's Congress 0
Sidama Hadicho People Democratic Organization 0
Sodo Gordona Peoples' Democratic Organization 0
Tigri Worgi Nationality Democratic Organization 0
Unity for Democracy and Justice 0
Welene People Democratic Party 0
Wolayta People Democratic Front 0
Independents 0–1
Total 5470
Source: National Electoral Board

Regional assemblies

Region Party Votes % Seats
AfarAfar National Democratic Party817,107 93
Argoba Nationality Democratic Organization8,253 3
AmharaAmhara National Democratic Movement7,314,564 294
Benishangul-GumuzBenishangul Gumuz People's Democratic Party222,790 99
GambelaGambela People's Democratic Movement195,335 155
HarariHareri National League84,097 18
Oromo Peoples' Democratic Organization19,791 18
OromiaOromo Peoples' Democratic Organization10,877,190 537
SNNPSouthern Ethiopian People's Democratic Movement5,836,849 345
SomaliSomali People's Democratic Party2,621,088 273
TigrayTigrayan People's Liberation Front2,374,574 152
Source: National Electoral Board


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