Rwandan parliamentary election, 2003
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Parliamentary elections were held in Rwanda between 29 September and 3 October 2003. They were the first parliamentary elections since 1988. They were also only the second multiparty national elections in the country's history, and the first since 1961. They were held following the approval of a new constitution in a referendum in August 2003.
The result was a victory for the Rwandan Patriotic Front-led coalition, which won 40 of the 53 elected seats in the new Chamber of Deputies, and eighteen of the 27 reserved for women, youth and the handicapped. Voter turnout was 96.5%.
|Rwandan Patriotic Front coalition*||2,774,661||73.78||40||18||58|
|Social Democratic Party||463,067||12.31||7|
|Party for Progress and Concord||83,563||2.25||0|
|Source: African Elections Database|
* The RPF-led coalition included the Rwandan Patriotic Front (33 seats), the Christian Democratic Party (3 seats), the Islamic Democratic Party (2 seats), the Democratic Union of the Rwandan People (1 seat) and the Rwandan Socialist Party (1 seat)
- Rwanda: Elections held in 2003 Inter-Parliamentary Union