KIGALI - The National Electoral Commission (NEC), as part of its preparations for the forthcoming elections, is laying strategies to ensure that all Rwandans vote, especially those in the Diaspora where Rwanda has no embassies. This was announced Tuesday by Charles Munyaneza, the acting Executive Secretary of Rwanda’s National Electoral Commission.
“We are making arrangements to meet the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to help us set up a mechanism and strategic voting stations, so that the large number of Rwandans in Europe can vote,” Munyaneza told The New Times on phone.
Other plans being considered is to coordinate with the Rwandan embassies in European countries to facilitate the voting of Rwandans from neighbouring countries.
As a result of the suspension of diplomatic ties with France, the large number of Rwandans in that country might vote from Belgium.
The meeting with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to iron out the voting procedure in the Diaspora is slated to take place in July.
Rwandan parliamentary elections will begin on September 15.