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Ethiopia, Constitution 1994, accessed 22 June 2021

Article 54. Members of the House of Peoples' Representatives

1. Members of the House of Peoples' Representatives shall be elected by the People for a term of five years on the basis of universal suffrage and by direct, free and fair elections held by secret ballot.

2. Members of the House shall be elected from candidates in each electoral district by a plurality of the votes cast. Provisions shall be made by law for special representation for minority Nationalities and Peoples.

IFES, FAQs on Elections in Ethiopia: 2021 General Elections, accessed 22 June 2021

“Ethiopia’s Parliament is composed of two chambers: the House of People’s Representatives (HoPR), the lower chamber; and the House of Federation (HoF), the upper chamber. HoPR members are elected by popular vote from 547 single-member constituencies for a five-year term, and the prime minister is elected from among these members.”

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