Rwanda is holding a referendum that could allow President Paul Kagame to rule until 2034. This prosperous nation is one example of the challenge many African democracies are facing: once elected, rulers often cling to power at all costs.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame is poised to win his third term in office. A constitutional amendment allows him to stay in power until 2034. Some say he's a despot; others praise him for his accomplishments.
Rwandans are heading to the polls on Friday, but there won't be any surprises: President Paul Kagame is expected to win by a mile. Still, opposition candidate Frank Habineza has also been trying to mobilize support.
It's no surprise that Rwandan President Paul Kagame won the election with 98 percent of the vote, since the outcome had been known long before electors went to the polls, writes Andrea Schmidt.
Results released by Rwanda's electoral commission have given incumbent President Paul Kagame nearly 99 percent of the vote in the national election. The win granted him a third term in office.
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