Rwanda Presidential Elections, 9 August 2010

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The Report of the Commonwealth Observer Group for the Rwanda Presidential elections. The Group was led by H E Dr Salim Ahmed Salim, former SecretaryGeneral of the Organisation of African Unity and also a former Prime Minister Tanzania, and comprised thirteen eminent persons in total.



Conclusions and Recommendations

The 9 August Presidential Elections in Rwanda were conducted in a peaceful atmosphere. During the campaign, candidates enjoyed freedom of movement and assembly and they did not report any incidents. On the day of the election, universal suffrage was provided for, voters turned out in very large numbers across the country and the process was well administered by the National Electoral Commission (NEC).


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