Election guide: what you need to know about the Rwandan presidential poll

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On 4 August 2017, Rwandans head to the polls to elect a president. They will choose between Frank Habineza, Philippe Mpayimana and the incumbent Paul Kagame.

Most observers expect a landslide victory for Kagame. But there’s controversy around the election because of a 2015 constitutional amendment that allowed him to seek a third seven-year term followed by two further five-year terms.

The Rwandan election is being watched closely by observers concerned about an erosion of democracy in the country. While some of these concerns are valid, they must be qualified against Rwanda’s historical and developmental realities.

Period30 Jul 2017

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  • TitleElection guide: what you need to know about the Rwandan presidential poll
    Media name/outletThe Conversation
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date30/07/17
    DescriptionOn 4 August 2017, Rwandans head to the polls to elect a president. They will choose between Frank Habineza, Philippe Mpayimana and the incumbent Paul Kagame.

    Most observers expect a landslide victory for Kagame. But there’s controversy around the election because of a 2015 constitutional amendment that allowed him to seek a third seven-year term followed by two further five-year terms.

    The Rwandan election is being watched closely by observers concerned about an erosion of democracy in the country. While some of these concerns are valid, they must be qualified against Rwanda’s historical and developmental realities.
    Producer/AuthorThomas Stubbs, Pamela Abbott
    URLtheconversation.com/election-guide-what-you-need-to-know-about-the-rwandan-presidential-poll-81496
    PersonsThomas Stubbs, Pamela Ann Abbott