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Rwandan senate votes to allow Kagame third term

By AFP   |   17 November 2015   |   10:45 am  

Kagame

Kagame

Rwanda’s upper house of parliament passed Tuesday a constitutional amendment enabling President Paul Kagame to run for a third consecutive term in 2017 and potentially paving the way for the strongman to remain in power till 2034.

The vote was unanimously passed, an AFP reporter in the senate said. The changes to the constitution will now be put to a national referendum — but it is widely expected to be passed with little outspoken opposition.



  • Eroli Reuben

    President Kagame has failed the most important test he faced as a leader. When will true leaders rise in Africa? He is after all a self aggrandizing man in the “mirror” too bad, l thought he was a leader.

  • amador kester

    I understand rwandan econ growth is among the highest in africa. If he is fundamentally a stabilizing factor in that land previously paved with bones and the people still need him then the greatest good for most prevails.. And always prevails

    • PINCO

      IT IS BETTER TO LEAVE WHEN THE OVATION IS HIGH. REMEMBER MUGABE WOULD HAVE LEFT IN 1989. NOW HE IS STUCK AS A LAME DUCK TYRANT. THIS IS AFRICAS PROBLEMS THAT HER LEADERS ALWAYS BELIEVE THEY ARE ONLY THE PEOPLE WITH INSIGHT TO SOLVE THE PROBLEMS OF AFRICA.IF THIS MAN DIES TODAY RWANDA WILL STILL BE EXISTING. RULE FOR MAXIMUM OF EIGHT YEARS AND QUIT AS YOU ARE HUMAN AND GIVE THE YOUTH A CHANCE TO TAKE OVER. SOME WORLD EMPERORS ARE ABDICATING THEIR THRONES JUST TO ALLOW A YOUTH WITH A FRESH MIND TO ENTER. OVERSTAYING LEADS TO DICTATORSHIP,TYRANNY POOR ACCOUNTABILITY AND CIVIL WARS. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

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