(CNN) Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's ruling Prosperity Party (PP) overwhelmingly won general elections Saturday, meaning he will stay in power another term, according to CNN affiliate Nation Media Group.
Abiy's party is expected take more than 410 of the 546 parliamentary seats in the first round of the contest, Ethiopia's sixth national election.
Abiy, 44, took office in April 2018 following the resignation of his predecessor, becoming the first Oromo person to lead the country.
Although he was a recipient of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, his administration has garnered negative criticism during the past year for delaying elections twice and its military action in the Tigray region, where thousands of civilians are believed to have been killedJUST WATCHED New video of Ethiopia massacre shows soldiers documenting executions Replay More Videos ... MUST WATCH New video of Ethiopia massacre shows soldiers documenting executions 05:33Opposition movements have raised concerns about the integrity of the June 21 ballot, Ethiopia's first multi-party election in 16 years, albeit one riven with conflict, jailed opposition figures and parts of the country unable to vote.
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