Rwanda and President Kagame

Originally published as a report by Al Jazeera Center for Studies

After winning 98.6 percent of the votes, President Paul Kagame was inaugurated for his third term in office on 18 August 2017. Rwandan political development is a holdover from its history of the 1994 Genocide and the political discourse that preceded it. Rwanda is also known for its fast-economic growth, and its President—Mr Kagame. Labelled by many media outlets as a ‘one-horse race’, the recent election in Rwanda, as in many developmental states led by dominant ruling parties, participatory, but uncompetitive.

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