Rwanda – Kagame’s RPF wins huge victory

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Rwanda election: RPF wins parliamentary landslide

The ruling party has been in power since the 1994 genocide ended

Rwanda’s governing RPF party has won a resounding victory in parliamentary elections, securing 76% of the vote.

The party of President Paul Kagame, which came to power after the genocide of 1994, won 40 of the 53 seats directly elected on Monday.

The opposition FDU-Inkingi, whose leader Victoire Ingabire is in jail, did not take part in the election, as it is not officially registered.

Two other parties regarded as close to the RPF took 13% and 9% of the

Voting took placed days after two people were killed in two grenade attacks in the capital, Kigali.

No group has said it carried out the attacks but officials have blamed the rebel Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), which is accused of links to the 1994 genocide, and critics…

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