Faustin Twagiramungu

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Faustin Twagiramungu
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6th Prime Minister of Rwanda
In office
July 19, 1994 – August 31, 1995
President Pasteur Bizimungu
Preceded by Jean Kambanda
Succeeded by Pierre-Célestin Rwigema
Personal details
Born 1945
Cyangugu province
Nationality Rwandan
Political party Rwandan Dream Initiative
Spouse(s) Kayibanda

Faustin Twagiramungu (born 1945 in Cyangugu province) is an ethnic Hutu politician in Rwanda. He was prime minister from 1994 until his resignation in 1995, the first head of government appointed after the Rwandese Patriotic Front captured Kigali. He then exiled himself to Belgium for nearly a decade.[citation needed]

Twagiramungu stood as an independent candidate in the Rwandan presidential election of 2003. Running on a platform of full employment, regional security, and progressive taxation, he accused the government of attempting to silence his views. In the final count, he placed second (out of three) with 3.62 percent of the vote. He initially did not accept the result, claiming that the incumbent Paul Kagame was leading the country towards a one-party system.[citation needed]

He attended university in Quebec, Canada, during the 1960s, during which time he met René Lévesque. [1]

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*Faustin Twagiramungu official website

Preceded by
Jean Kambanda
Prime Minister of Rwanda
July 19, 1994 – August 31, 1995
Succeeded by
Pierre-Célestin Rwigema