Title Election guide: what you need to know about the Rwandan presidential poll Media name/outlet The Conversation Media type Web Country United Kingdom Date 30/07/17 Description 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.
Producer/Author Thomas Stubbs, Pamela Abbott URL theconversation.com/election-guide-what-you-need-to-know-about-the-rwandan-presidential-poll-81496 Persons Thomas Stubbs, Pamela Ann Abbott