Republican Rally for Democracy in Rwanda

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Republican Rally for Democracy in Rwanda
Rassemblement Républicain pour la Démocratie au Rwanda
President Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza
Founded 3 April 1995
Slogan "A reconciled people in a rule of law."
Alliance United Democratic Forces of Rwanda
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The Republican Rally for Democracy in Rwanda (French: Rassemblement Républicain pour la Démocratie au Rwanda, RDR) is a political party in Rwanda.

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The party was formed in the Mugunga refugee camp in the Zaire on 3 April 1995 as the Rally for the Return of the Refugees and Democracy in Rwanda (Rassemblement pour le Rétour des réfugiés et la Démocratie au Rwanda).[1] Its first president was Francois Nzabahimana, who had served as Minister of Commerce in the early 1990s.[1] In 2003 the party was renamed the Republican Rally for Democracy in Rwanda.[1]

In April 2006, the party joined with Action for Impartial International Justice in Rwanda, the Democratic Forces for Resistance and the Rwandan Democratic Alliance to form the United Democratic Forces of Rwanda (UDF) alliance, with RDR leader Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza elected President of the UDF.[2]

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