Rwandan presidential election, 2003

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A presidential election was held in Rwanda on 25 August 2003. Paul Kagame easily won the election against a weak opposition.


This was the first presidential elections since the Rwandan Civil War, as well as the first multi-candidate presidential election in the country's history.


e • d Summary of the 25 August 2003 Rwandan presidential election results
Candidates - Parties Votes %
Paul Kagame - Rwandese Patriotic Front (Front patriotique rwandais) 3,544,777 95.1
Faustin Twagiramungu 134,865 3.6
Jean-Népomuscène Nayinzira 49,634 1.3
Total valid votes 3,729,276 100.0
Invalid/Blank votes 83,291
Total votes (turnout 96.6%) 3,812,567
Registered voters 3,948,749
Source: National Electoral Commission of Rwanda