List of Presidents of Rwanda

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President of the
Republic of Rwanda
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Flag of the President
President Paul Kagama (portrait) (cropped).jpg
Incumbent
Paul Kagame

since 24 March 2000
Residence Urugwiro, Kigali
Term length 7 years
Inaugural holder Dominique Mbonyumutwa
Formation 28 January 1961
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This is a list of Presidents of Rwanda since the formation of the post of President of Rwanda in 1961, to the present day.

A total of four people have served as President of Rwanda (not counting two Acting Presidents).

Presidents of Rwanda[edit]

(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)

Colour key
(for political parties)

Republic of Rwanda (part of Ruanda-Urundi)[edit]

Status
  Denotes Acting President
President Term of office Political party
Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Ethnicity Took office Left office Duration
No image.png Dominique Mbonyumutwa
(1921–1986)
Hutu 28 January 1961 26 October 1961 271 days Party of the Hutu Emancipation Movement
1 No image.png Grégoire Kayibanda
(1924–1976)
Hutu 26 October 1961 1 July 1962 248 days Party of the Hutu Emancipation Movement

Republic of Rwanda (independent country)[edit]

Status
  Denotes Acting President
President Term of office Political party
Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Ethnicity Took office Left office Duration
(1) No image.png Grégoire Kayibanda
(1924–1976)
Hutu 1 July 1962 5 July 1973
(Deposed)
11 years, 4 days Party of the Hutu Emancipation Movement
2 Juvénal Habyarimana (1980).jpg Juvénal Habyarimana
(1937–1994)[1]
Hutu 5 July 1973 6 April 1994
(Assassinated)
20 years, 275 days Military /
National Republican Movement for Democracy and Development
No image.png Théodore Sindikubwabo
(1928–1998)
Hutu 8 April 1994 19 July 1994[2] 102 days National Republican Movement for Democracy and Development
3 No image.png Pasteur Bizimungu
(1957–)
Hutu 19 July 1994 23 March 2000
(Resigned)
5 years, 248 days Rwandan Patriotic Front
4 President Paul Kagama (portrait) (cropped).jpg Paul Kagame
(1957–)
Tutsi 24 March 2000 22 April 2000 15 years, 162 days Rwandan Patriotic Front
22 April 2000 Incumbent

Latest election[edit]

e • d Summary of the 9 August 2010 Rwandan presidential election results
Candidates – Parties Votes %
Paul KagameRwandan Patriotic Front 4,638,560 93.08
Jean Damascene NtawukuriryayoSocial Democratic Party 256,488 5.15
Prosper HigiroLiberal Party 68,235 1.37
Alvera MukabarambaParty for Progress and Concord 20,107 0.40
Total valid votes 4,983,390 100.0
Invalid/Blank votes
Total votes
Registered voters 5,178,492
Source: National Electoral Commission of Rwanda (PDF)

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Styled as Chairman of the Committee for Peace and National Unity until 1 August 1973
  2. ^ Fled the country at the end of the Rwandan Genocide

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