Will Rwanda's President Seek Third Term?


There is widespread speculation over whether President Paul Kagame will step down in 2017 or seek a constitutional amendment to give him a third term in office.

Rwanda President Paul Kagame (file photo).

  • Rwanda:  Kagame Sets Off Succession Debate

    The Independent, 22 February 2013

    President Paul Kagame, on Feb.8, 2013, challenged his ruling Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) cadres to chart the way forward for the country's leadership after 2017 when his term ... read more »

  • Rwanda:  Politics of Transition - Are We At Crossroads?

    The New Times, 20 February 2013

    At the latest meeting of the ruling RPF, the issue of political transition and change took centre stage. According to media reports, many issues were discussed, with the political ... read more »

  • Rwanda:  Debate On Post 2017 Rwanda Not About Third Term

    The New Times, 18 February 2013

    Rwanda continues to confound friend and foe. It refuses to be conveniently pigeon-holed and will not be just like any other country. It will not follow the beaten path just because ... read more »

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