It is well known that several nations, nationalities, and peoples in the Southern Nation, Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR) have put forth claim to be a region on its own independent of SNNPR. Among these are the Sidama region, which became a region following a referendum on November 20, 2019, and recently the South West Ethiopia Region, which successfully held a referendum on September 30, 2021, to establish the 11 th Ethiopian region. Following the approval of six zones and five special woredas in the SNNPR to establish a region by their councils in June 2022, the House of Federation (HoF) informed the National Election Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) to prepare for a referendum. On February 06, 2023, NEBE conducted a referendum on the above-listed zones and districts.

CECOE Preliminary Report on Referendum Day Voting in SNNPR Region of Ethiopia.pdfDownload