Rwanda’s Paul Kagame wins presidential elections in a landslide
Rwanda’s electoral commission revealed that incumbent President Paul Kagame has won the presidential elections with 98% of the votes. This would extend his tenure to 2034 following a recent referendum extending his rule.
Kagame’s supporters stormed the streets in celebration following the announcement. Despite criticism from international media, opposition parties and Rwandans in the diaspora, Kagame still enjoys support from his acolytes who believe that he reformed the East African country and strengthened the economy following the 1994 genocide which wrecked the landlocked nation.
Paul Kagame who has been in power for 17 years was challenged by Frank Habineza Leader of Democratic Green Party of Rwanda, and Philippe Mpayimana, an independent candidate.
After he is sworn in, Kagame could rule Rwanda till 2034 culminating in a 34 year reign as president. A reality that is not lost on his supporters.