The only prominent opposition politician taking part in election has said that it is not up to the US or EU but Ethiopians to determine the credibility of the election.
“We do this election to make it credible for our sake not for the international communities,” Berhanu Nega, the leader of the main opposition party Ethiopian Citizens for Social Justice, told the BBC after casting his vote at a polling station in Addis Ababa.
He added that he hoped that the election would be credible and nothing like the 2005 one.
“That, of course, couldn’t be in anyway considered as credible because at the end of the day they just stole the whole ballot boxes. And I am hoping that this will not happen here. I hope this would be the reflection of the popular will,” Mr Berhanu said.