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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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The Electoral Framework and Election Administration

The legal framework governing legislative elections in Rwanda consists of various laws including the 2003 Constitution, Law No 37/2013 of 16/06/2013, Modifying and Complementing Law No 27/2010 of 19/06/2010 relating to elections as modified and complemented to date; and Instructions of the National Electoral Commission No 03/2013 of 23/07/2013: Governing Legislative Elections, Chamber of Deputies September 2013.

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