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Rwanda Legislative Election (Chamber of Deputies), 16–18 September 2013

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The report of the Commonwealth Expert Team for Rwanda’s Legislative Elections, held 16–18 September 2013. The Team was led by Mr Tiro Seeletso, Secretary to the Independent Electoral Commission of Botswana, and was comprised of 2 eminent persons.

The Commonwealth Expert Team found that overall, the elections were peaceful and provided for the key democratic electoral benchmarks such as freedom of association, expression, and universal suffrage. The Team further noted that the National Electoral Commission was well prepared and mobilised to conduct the elections.

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Election Campaign and Media

The Rwanda Governance Board (RGB) is the legal authority with responsibility for registering political parties. The RGB was established in 2011, and according to its website, it also has responsibility ‘to promote the principles of good governance and decentralisation, monitor the practices of good governance in public and private institutions and conduct research related to governance for achieving good service delivery, sustainable development and prosperity.’

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