Monday, March 28, 2005

ERIS Allocates Over 1.1 million USD for Candidates Campaigning for Upcoming Election

Electoral Reform International Services (ERIS), a London-based independent and non-political institute, announced on Friday that it has set aside over 1.1 million US Dollars to help political party and independent candidates campaigning for the upcoming national elections.

While making the announcement at the Office of the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE), ERIS representative said the sum of money allocated for party and independent candidates is meant to be utilized for transportation, purchasing of various campaign materials as well as cover publication costs.

The representative said the allocated sum of money has been apportioned for 29 independent and political party candidates fielded by political parties, including those under the umbrella of a front, a coalition or a union.


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