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Vote counting ends in Rwanda as Paul Kagame takes it all by 93.8%

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This is the third day of vote counting as the Monday’s preliminary count from 11 districts predicts that the ruling party RPF-Inkotanyi has got 92.9% and 96% from Diaspora as the second party PSD has only 4.5%

The reliable sources in the electoral commission say that RPF’s strong man Paul Kagame have won on high percentage of 93.8% meaning he has to remain in office for another seven years

Kagame’s supporters say he has brought both stability and steady economic growth since the country’s genocide in 1994; however, his critics accuse him of suppressing opposition and undermining democracy
On Monday, voting began promptly at 0600 local time (0400 GMT) and the polls closed at 1500 (1300 GMT).

During the campaign Mr Kagame held massive election rallies attended by tens of thousands of supporters.

His supporters say he has strengthened agricultural output, rebuilt the country’s institutions, tackled corruption effectively and promoted women’s rights and an environmentally friendly agenda.

The reliable sources in the Rwanda electoral commission has told this blog that current results in Rwanda’s presidential elections are likely as follows:
Paul Kagame (RPF) 93.08%, Prosper Higiro (Liberal Party) 1.37%, Dr. Jean Damascene Ntawukuliryayo (PSD) 5.15% and Dr Alvera Mukabaramba (PPC) 0.40%

The previews elections in 2003, Kagame won with 95% of the vote.

Contestants congratulates Kagame

In a statement sent to media houses yesterday, Ntawukuriryayo and his family congratulated Paul Kagame for the confidence Rwandans have put in him once again to lead them for the next seven year term as president.

“I congratulate him and his family, and the whole Rwandan population and friends of Rwanda and wish them all the best,” reads part of the statement.
Yesterday night, the liberal party flag bearer, Prosper Higiro said that, he would accept the out come of the election

RPF supporters begun celebrating the victory ahead of official NEC declaration and to day they are taking celebrations at the villages lavel

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