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President of Rwanda
President of the
Republic of Rwanda
Flag of the President of Rwanda.svg
Flag of the President
Paul Kagame 2014.jpg
Incumbent
Paul Kagame

since 24 March 2000
ResidenceVillage Urugwiro, Kacyiru, Kigali
Term length7 years
Formation28 January 1961
First holderDominique Mbonyumutwa
Salary85,000 USD annually[1]
Coat of arms of Rwanda.svg

politics and government of
Rwanda

This article lists the presidents of Rwanda since the creation of the office in 1961 (during the Rwandan Revolution), to the present day. As specified in the constitution, the President functions as the head of state of Rwanda, and possesses broad executive powers.[2] The officeholder is elected by popular vote every seven years,[3] and appoints the Prime Minister and all other members of Cabinet.[4]

A total of four people have served as President of Rwanda (not counting two Acting Presidents). The current President is Paul Kagame, since 24 March 2000.

Key

Political parties
Other factions
Status
  •   Acting President

List of officeholders

No. Portrait Name
(Birth-Death)
Elected Term of office Ethnic group Political party Prime minister(s)
Took office Left office Time in office
Republic of Rwanda (part of Ruanda-Urundi)
- No image.png Dominique Mbonyumutwa
(1921-1986)
-- 1961 1961 271 days Hutu Parmehutu Kayibanda
1 No image.png Grégoire Kayibanda
(1924-1976)
1961 1961 1962 248 days Hutu Parmehutu Himself
Republic of Rwanda (independent country)
(1) No image.png Grégoire Kayibanda
(1924-1976)
1965
1969
1962 1973
(deposed.)
11 years, 4 days Hutu Parmehutu Position abolished
2 Juvénal Habyarimana (1980).jpg Juvénal Habyarimana
(1937-1994)
[a]
1978
1983
1988
1973 1994
(assassinated.)
20 years, 275 days Hutu Military /
MRND
Nsanzimana
Nsengiyaremye
Uwilingiyimana
- No image.png Théodore Sindikubwabo
(1928-1998)
-- 1994 1994
(ousted.)
[b]
102 days Hutu MRND Kambanda
3 No image.png Pasteur Bizimungu
(born 1950)
-- 1994 2000
(resigned.)
5 years, 248 days Hutu RPF Twagiramungu
Rwigema
Makuza
4 Paul Kagame 2014.jpg Paul Kagame
(born 1957)
2003
2010
2017
2000 2000 29 days Tutsi RPF Makuza
Habumuremyi
Murekezi
Ngirente
22 April 2000 Incumbent 20 years, 267 days

Latest election

Candidate Party Votes %
Paul Kagame Rwandan Patriotic Front 6,675,472 98.79
Philippe Mpayimana Independent 49,031 0.73
Frank Habineza Democratic Green Party of Rwanda 32,701 0.48
Invalid/blank votes 12,310 -
Total 6,769,514 100
Registered voters/turnout 6,897,076 98.15
Source: NEC Rwanda

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Styled as Chairman of the Committee for Peace and National Unity until 1 August 1973.
  2. ^ Fled to Zaire at the end of the Rwandan Civil War and the Rwandan genocide.

References

  1. ^ "Top 15 Highest Paid African Presidents 2017". 15 December 2016.
  2. ^ CJCR 2003, article 117.
  3. ^ CJCR 2003, articles 100-101.
  4. ^ CJCR 2003, article 116.

External links


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