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Vol 51 No 17

Published 27th August 2010


Rwanda

The polls close but violence continues

A grenade attack greets President Kagame’s reelection – and another army officer heads to gaol

Assassination attempts – failed and successful – have tarnished Paul Kagame’s second landslide election victory. Nobody was surprised when, on 9 August, Kagame was reelected to the seven-year presidency with 93.08% of the national vote. His three authorised opponents were Jean-Damascène Ntawukuriryayo of the Parti Social Démocrate and Vice-President of the National Assembly, with 5.15% of the vote; Prosper Higiro, Parti Libéral, Senate Vice-President, 1.37%; and Alvera Mukabaramba,du Progrès et de la Concorde, with 0.4%. All three have operated as part of the ruling coalition, the Forum de Concertation des Formations Politiques.

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