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Sweden provides $4.6m support for Ethiopia’s upcoming elections

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Addis Ababa, October 21, 2019 (FBC) – Ethiopia and Sweden today signed an agreement for Swedish support to state-institutions for organizing elections in Ethiopia 2020.

Swedish contribution consists of $4.6 million, channeled through the UNDP joint election support program in Ethiopia.

Swedish election support in Ethiopia is part of the newly launched Drive for Democracy, according to the Swedish Embassy in Ethiopia.

The initiative will be reflected in all areas of Swedish foreign policy and will involve providing support and sustenance wherever democracy can grow and expressing criticism when it is eroded.

As a part of the drive for democracy, Sweden will increase democracy assistance and stand up for democracy’s defenders and institutions all around the world.