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Five things that the Third Chamber of Deputies will be remembered for

The Third Chamber of Deputies was dissolved on Thursday as Rwandans prepare for parliamentary elections due September 2-4. The outgoing Lower House distinguished itself in many ways, ranging from actively seeking accountability for mismanagement of public funds and citizen outreach and engagement,...

Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 1:28am

The old Parliament has set the bar high, the next should go up a notch

The President dissolves Parliament today, one that has been the busiest so far. The outgoing lower chamber had the highest representation of women in the world, hovering around 64 percent at any one time. That number is likely to increase seeing that over 60 candidates are women. RPF-Inkotanyi,...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 8:46am

Five things you should know about your parliamentary candidates

President Paul Kagame is today set to dissolve the 3rd Lower House just days before the start of campaigns for the 80-member chamber. The country’s electoral commission earlier this week published a list of candidates approved to contest in the upcoming parliamentary polls, the fourth since...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 8:31am

Number of female parliamentarians likely to increase

The next parliament is set to be dominated by female lawmakers as this year political parties have nominated more women compared to the 2013 parliamentary elections. At a media briefing held at their offices on Monday, the Chairperson of NEC, Kalisa Mbanda, said that the commission approved 521...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 8:07am