Rwanda’s National Electoral Commission (NEC) has announced that the presidential election will be held on Monday, July 15, 2024.
This will see incumbent President Paul Kagame seek a fourth term in office, facing off against opposition leader Frank Habineza of the Green Party.
The announcement marks the start of the official campaign period, which will run from June 22 to July 12. This will be a crucial time for the candidates to engage with voters and present their visions for the future of Rwanda.
Kagame, who has been in power since 2000, has overseen significant economic and social development in Rwanda. However, his critics argue that he has also stifled political dissent and limited individual freedoms.
Habineza, a former journalist and human rights activist, will be the only major challenger to Kagame in the upcoming election. He has promised to promote democracy, human rights, and environmental protection if elected.
The 2024 election will be closely watched by the international community, with observers eager to see whether Rwanda can continue its development trajectory while also making progress on political reforms.