Rwanda's Politically Closed Elections

In the days following the August 4 vote, Human Rights Watch spoke with local activists and private citizens who spoke of intimidation and irregularities in both the lead-up to the election and during the voting. A person monitoring the vote in Nyamagabe District, in the south, reportedly saw voting officials sign ballots for at least 200 people who did not show up to vote. All the votes went to the ruling Rwandan Patriotic Front.

  • Rwanda:   Politically Closed Elections

    HRW, 18 August 2017

    Presidential elections in Rwanda on August 4, 2017, took place in a context of very limited free speech or open political space, Human Rights Watch said today, as President Paul… Read more »

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President Kagame and RPF-Inkotanyi flag bearer casts his vote at APE Rugunga school in Nyarugenge.


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