Rwanda is gearing up for its presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled for July 15, 2024, as announced by the National Electoral Commission on Tuesday.
President Paul Kagame, who has held power for decades, is set to run for a fourth term in office. President Kagame, 66, has been at the helm of the landlocked African nation with firm control, securing victory with over 90 percent of the vote in the elections held in 2003, 2010, and 2017.
The National Electoral Commission shared the polling date for both the presidential and parliamentary races, stating via X that the president of the republic and 53 deputies elected from a list proposed by political organisations or for independent candidates is Monday, 15 July 2024.
Opposition Green Party leader Frank Habineza has emerged as Kagame’s main challenger in the upcoming elections, having announced his intention to run in May.