Rwanda's Local Govt Polls to Go Ahead Despite Covid-19 Concerns

The National Electoral Commission has set the local government elections to begin on February 6 and conclude on March 2, 2021, after the calendar was approved by a cabinet meeting. The Executive Secretary for the NEC, Charles Munyaneza, has said that the current grassroots leaders will end their terms in office in 2021. Grassroots leaders have a five-year term and the current ones started theirs in 2016, ending in February 2021. Earlier, the electoral body expressed concerns over the feasibility of the polls with the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic.

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Rwandans queue to cast their votes (file photo).

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