Rwandan Presidential elections 2017
Minister for Africa Rory Stewart comments on the recent Rwandan elections.
Minister for Africa, Rory Stewart said:
The people of Rwanda participated peacefully and in great numbers in last week’s Presidential election, with a result which reflected the will of most Rwandans.
However, international observers, including from the UK, noted problems on polling day, though this followed a more open campaign than in previous elections. I hope that Rwanda will continue to improve its electoral system in advance of the 2018 parliamentary elections.
As a close and long-standing partner of Rwanda for many years, the UK looks forward to working with President Kagame on our shared priorities of development, peacekeeping, trade and the future of the Commonwealth.
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