Next month's parliamentary elections will be monitored by over 174 observers according to the National Electoral Commission executive secretary Charles Munyaneza.
The observers will come from the civil society, human rights organizations, foreign embassies, regional and international electoral commissions and the European Union.
Munyaneza said that so far 174 had registered but the list will grow. To register as an observer, one has to present an application letter, proof of experience in monitoring elections, recommendations from their respective organizations and valid travel documents.
"It is imperative for us to have the election observers to enhance transparency and credibility of the electoral process," said Munyaneza.
The National Electoral commission also released the final list of 410 candidates that will compete in the elections.
All 80 of RPF and its allied parties PDI, PSR, PPC who formed a coalition with the ruling party got a pass while 45 passed on the list of 63 that had been submitted by PS Imberakuri.
PSD will compete with 76 candidates while PL has got a list of 64 approved candidates out of 68.
Four of five independent candidates met the requirements while over 100 women are on the lists to compete for 28 slots in the four provinces of the country and Kigali city.
In the 2008 elections there was only one independent candidate while today there are four and the electoral commission says that this is a result of working collaboratively with the local leaders, civil society and other entities.
About 28,000 Rwandans in the Diaspora are expected to vote at embassies after most of them having registered online.
The campaigns start on August 26 and end on September 15.