Rwanda President, Kagame, seeks Third Term

Rwanda’s opposition Democratic Green Party has filed a lawsuit demanding that the Supreme Court blocks any move by parliament to change the constitution to allow President Paul Kagame to run for a third term.

Kagame has said that he opposes eliminating the two-term limit but would be open to staying on if his supporters convince him. His second seven year term ends in 2017. Several of his supporters have called for the constitutional amendment.

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Rwanda isn’t the only country in its region facing debates on term limits and presidential tenures. In neighboring Burundi protests have ensued for more than a month with opponents accusing President Pierre Nkurunziza of violating the constitution by seeking a third term.


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