Rwanda confirms August 2017 presidential election date

2016-12-10 16:36
Paul Kagame. (File: AFP)

Paul Kagame. (File: AFP)

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Kigali - Rwanda will stage presidential elections next August, according to a government statement issued Saturday.

Rwandans abroad will cast their votes on August 3, and those resident in Rwanda will follow suit on August 4, a communique in the local Kinyarwanda language said.

A constitutional amendment passed this year means that President Paul Kagame - in charge since taking power at the head of a rebel army in 1994 - is able to stand for re-election for another seven-year term.

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