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Vol 44 No 12

Published 13th June 2003


Rwanda

Finally, an election

General Kagame is set to win easily against a divided opposition in this year's election

The democracy bandwagon Rwandan style rolls on. President Paul Kagame is determined to win a multi-party election on his own terms and will probably do it. He has rejected the no-party system of politics of his neighbour and former ally Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, which many thought better suited to Rwanda's ethnically-charged history. Instead, Kagame and the ruling Front Patriotique Rwandais (FPR) say they want competitive party politics, albeit with caveats including the right to proscribe parties for preaching ethnic hatred.

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