Ethiopia: Preliminary results show ruling coalition winning parliamentary elections

Preliminary results released by Ethiopia's electoral body show the ruling coalition winning comfortably in parliamentary elections.

The results that were announced Wednesday show the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front winning at least 442 seats in the 547-seat parliament.

According to the tally, the ruling coalition won all 23 parliamentary seats from the nation's capital, Addis Ababa., in Sunday's vote.

Final results are expected to be announced on June 22.

In 2010, the ruling coalition won 99.6 percent of all parliamentary seats in a sweeping victory. Human rights activists alleged government efforts to quell political dissent contributed to the win.