547 parliamentary seats are in contest. The government has said that more than 36 million people will vote.
The opposition party who only holds one parliamentary seat in the current government said the expected results clearly show that the ruling party EPRDF will win the majority seats. The opposition added that the government puts obstacles for the opposition to win more seats in the parliament. The opposition has also accused the government of harassing the opposing political parties .
Meanwhile, political parties from the Somali region of Ethiopia are also participating in the elections