Kigali-Rwanda: Calendar Of Upcoming Presidential Elections Released
KIGALI – The National Electoral Commission (NEC) has released an updated calendar of the upcoming presidential elections detailing dates for the series of events that will lead to the August 9 Presidential Polls.
The electoral code that is currently in parliament is expected to be promulgated soon and published in the official Gazette.
Here are the key dates for the events that will lead to the August 9 Presidential Polls:
– Between June 24 and July 02: Nomination of presidential candidates
– July 07: Declaration of the final list of candidates approved by NEC.
– July 20: Nominated candidates will start campaigning
– August 08: End of electoral campaign
– August 09: Presidential polls.
– No later than August 17: Final declaration of presidential election results and announcement of the winner.
Note that one newcomer in the Rwandan politics, Mrs Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, has already been designated by her still-to-be-registered FDU-Inkingi party as their presidential candidate and is already in Rwanda, trying against all odds to register her party in order to challenge the redoutable RPF candidate Paul Kagame.