Senate (Rwanda)

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The upper house of the Parliament of Rwanda (Kinyarwanda: Inteko Ishinga Amategeko; French: Parlement) is the Senate (Sena/Sénat). The Senate has 26 members elected or appointed for eight-year terms: 12 elected by provincial and sectoral councils, 8 appointed by the President of the Republic to ensure the representation of historically marginalized communities, 4 by the Forum of political parties, and 2 elected by the staff of the universities. Additionally, former presidents can request to become a member of the Senate.

The Senate was established in 2003.[1]


Name Took office Left office Notes
Vincent Biruta August 2003 October 2011 [2]
Jean Damascène Ntawukuliryayo 10 October 2011 14 October 2014 [3]
Bernard Makuza 14 October 2014 Incumbent [4]


External links[edit]

  • Official website [1]

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