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Kagame Poised for Fourth Term Win in Rwanda

Rwandan President Paul Kagame is anticipated to secure a fourth term in Monday’s election, facing only two opposition candidates with limited expectations.

Kagame, 66, who played a crucial role in ending the 1994 genocide and has been president since 2000, sees minimal competition as six other potential candidates were disqualified by the electoral commission

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In the 2017 election, Kagame received nearly 99% of the vote after a constitutional change removed term limits. His re-election might bring further stability but also continued international scrutiny due to accusations of rights abuses and ongoing tensions with the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Kagame has been praised for his efforts in rebuilding Rwanda post-genocide, transforming it into a regional financial hub.