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Last Updated: Monday, 5 September 2005, 16:13 GMT 17:13 UK
Meles Ethiopia poll win confirmed
Protesters rally outside Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
Ethiopian students staged protests after the May election
The ruling coalition of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has won a clear victory in May's general election.

The election board confirmed final results from the bitterly disputed polls with Mr Meles's party winning 360 seats and the opposition winning 175.

The result from one seat in the Somali region has yet to be declared because of allegations of irregularities.

The announcement of the results was delayed after violent protests over the polls left about 40 people dead.

The opposition has yet to confirm that it will take up it seats in parliament.

The Ethiopian government angrily dismissed an assessment by European Union monitors that the elections failed to meet international standards.




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