6 presidents compromising democracy in Africa by extending presidential term limits

Bridget Boakye May 3, 2018 at 12:07pm

May 03, 2018 at 12:07 pm | News

Bridget Boakye

Bridget Boakye | Contributor

May 03, 2018 at 12:07 pm | News


In 2015, almost 6 million Rwandans voted in a referendum that set a two-term presidential limit, with each term equivalent to five years.

Paul Kagame, 60, had been president since 2000 but effectively in control since his rebel force marched into Kigali in 1994 to end the deadly genocide. The constitutional reset allowed him to run for a third term, and possibly a fourth, extending his 18-year rule to possibly 28.

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