Rwanda Presidential Election Roadmap Revealed

President Kagame meets with thousands of residents of Ngoma District | Eastern Province, 28 April 2016

Rwandans will hold a fresh presidential election on August 4, viagra order 2017, Chimp Corps report.

This was passed by Cabinet sitting at Urugwiro Village in Kigali this past Friday.

According to the minutes of the Cabinet chaired by President Paul Kagame, the Minister of Local Government said that “in a bid to ensure smooth Presidential elections in 2017, the National Electoral Commission has prepared a calendar for the planned preparatory activities.”

Polling Day for those voting from outside Rwanda is August 3, 2017, a day before those residing in Rwanda go to polls.

Presidential aspirants are expected to submit their application forms and other required documents to the Electoral Commission between June 5-14, 2017.

The nomination list will be revealed on June 27.

Cabinet further decided that campaigns kick off on July 14, ending August 3.

Critics have since expressed concern that the time is too limited for candidates’ campaigns.

However, unlike its neighbours, Rwanda is a small country.

The polls will cost Rwanda Rwf 5.4bn, according to State minister for Socio-Economic Development, Vincent Munyeshyaka.

6.6 million Rwandans are expected to participate in the exercise.

President Kagame is expected to stand for a third term in office.

This followed a national referendum and constitutional amendment (Article 172) that struck down a law that would not have allowed him to rule beyond the expiry of his term in 2017.

He can as well go for another 7-year term and more two five-year terms.

This will be the third time Rwanda is holding multiparty presidential polls, the first taking place in 2003 and the second in 2010.

The two polls were won by President Kagame who led the RPF guerrillas that took power and ended the genocide against the Tutsi in 1994.


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