There have been concerns about the credibility of the vote and the security situation in the northern Tigray region.
Regional state in northern eastern Ethiopia
Tigray Region is the northernmost regional state in Ethiopia. Tigray Region is the homeland of the Tigrayan, Irob and Kunama peoples. Tigray is also known as Region 1 according to the federal constitution. Its capital and largest city is Mekelle. Tigray is the fifth-largest by area, the fifth-most populous, and the fifth-most densely populated of the 10 Regional States.