Is Rwanda's Presidential Poll an Exercise in Democracy or a Sham?

As in previous elections in 2003 and 2010, President Paul Kagame's opponents don't stand a chance of even getting close to winning as long as he is in the running. Therefore, the battle lines that have been drawn are not between Kagame and the two underdogs in the race, but rather between Kagame and his critics, many of whom are to be found among opposition groups living in exile who have described the upcoming poll as as a one-man show and have also vowed to fight his "authoritarian leadership style", reports Isaac Mugabi for Deutsche Welle.



Photo: New Times

President Kagame casting his vote at a past election.

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