Rwanda Chamber of Deputies 2018 voting live

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 Rwanda Chamber of Deputies 2018 Results Voting Live

Rwanda Chamber of Deputies Dates 2018

Rwanda Chamber of Deputies: 30 September 2018

The Chamber of Deputies (Kinyarwanda: Umutwe w'Abadepite; French: Chambre des Députés) is the lower house of the bicameral national legislature of Rwanda. It was created under the new Constitution adopted by referendum in 2003.

The Chamber is made up of 80 deputies. Of these, 53 are elected for a five-year term by proportional representation and 24 are elected by provincial councils; of the remainder, two are appointed by the National Youth Council, and one by the Federation of the Associations of the Disabled.

Rwanda Chamber of Deputies 2018 Voting live

Rwanda Chamber of Deputies Voting Live 2018 

1.Parliamentary elections were held in Rwanda between 16 and 18 September 2013. The result was a victory for the Rwandan Patriotic Front, which maintained its absolute majority in the Chamber of Deputies, winning 41 of the 80 seats.

2.The Rwandan government blamed the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), the remnants of the force responsible for the 1994 Genocide. Questions were asked about the credibility of the election as transparent, free and fair.

Electoral system of Rwanda

Of the 80 seats in the Chamber of Deputies, 53 were directly elected by closed-list proportional representation with an electoral threshold of 5%. A further 27 seats were indirectly elected by local and national councils, including 24 reserved for women, two for representatives of youth and one for representatives of handicapped.

Candidates for Chamber of Deputies election


Rwanda Parties and leaders 

  • Social Party Imberakuri
  • Rwandan Patriotic Front
  • Centrist Democratic Party
  • Ideal Democratic Party
  • Rwandan Socialist Party
  • The Democratic Union of the Rwandan People
  • Social Democratic Party
  • Liberal Party
  • Party for Progress and Concord
  • Democratic Green Party of Rwanda

Rwanda past election results 

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Rwandan Patriotic
Front coalition
Rwandan Patriotic Front   76.22 37 +1
Centrist Democratic Party 1 0
Ideal Democratic Party 1 0
Party for Progress and Concord 1 0
Rwandan Socialist Party 1 0
Social Democratic Party   13.03 7 0
Liberal Party   9.29 5 +1
Social Party Imberakuri     0 New
Independents     0 0
Indirectly-elected members 27
Total 5,881,874 100 80 0
Registered voters/turnout 5,953,531 98.80

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