Parliamentary Elections in Rwanda



Parliamentary Elections in Rwanda

Monday, September 16, 2013 - 13:00 to 21:00

Thirty percent of all indirectly elected Senators must be female.

Party-lists can contain no more than 80 candidates. Twenty-seven members are indirectly elected. Twenty-four seats are reserved for women, two are elected by the National Youth Council, and one is elected by the Federation of the Associations of the Disabled.

A total of 98 women candidates will compete for a seat in the Parliament. In the last parliamentary elections that were held in 2008, 45 women and 35 men were elected, giving Rwanda's Parliament the highest rate of women parliamentarians in the world (56.25%).

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For more information visit the Global Database of Quotas for Women and the Parline database on national parliaments