2008: Women rule Parliament
Rwanda held landmark parliamentary elections on 15 September 2008. There were 80 seats up for grabs in the Chamber of Deputies, 53 directly elected and 27 indirectly elected. The election produced the world’s first national legislative chamber with a female majority in a modern democracy.
L-R: speaker: Marie Rose Mukantabana, A cross section of Parliamentarians pose for a photo with President Paul Kagame after swearing. (Photos G Barya).