Kagame Dissolves Parliament as Rwanda Gets Ready to Elect New MPs

The current parliament was officially sworn in in 2013 and is set to be dissolved on August 9, to pave way for the election of members which will take place between September 2-4. Article 79 of the Constitution stipulates that the President of the Republic shall dissolve the Chamber of Deputies at least 30 days and not more than 60 days before the expiry of its current members' term of office.

Lawmakers follow proceedings in Parliament during the debate (file photo).

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