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Rwandans vote to allow Kagame to extend term in office, say reports

  • Rwandans have voted to allow Paul Kagame to extend his term as president, according to the initial referendum results.

    Approximately 98% of voters are in favor of changing the constitution, allowing the 58-year-old president to run for office after his second term ends in 2017, the country’s election body has said.

    Though western countries including the US have criticized such an amendment, Kagame is expected to run for office again.

     

     

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