Rwandan parliamentary election, 1988

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Parliamentary elections were held in Rwanda on 26 December 1988. At the time the country was still a one-party state, with the National Revolutionary Movement for Development as the sole legal party. The Legislative Assembly was enlarged from 64 to 70 seats, with 139 candidates contesting the election.[1] Twenty-six MPs lost their seats to challengers, whilst voter turnout was 98.5%.


Party Votes % Seats +/–
National Revolutionary Movement for Development 2,701,682 100 70 0
Invalid/blank votes 243
Total 2,701,925 100 70 0
Registered voters/turnout 2,740,920 98.5
Source: Inter-Parliamentary Union


  1. ^ Rwanda: Elections held in 1988 Inter-Parliamentary Union