On Thursday, Rwanda’s capital elected Marie-Chantal Rwakazina as the new mayor following the resignation of Pascal Nyamurinda in April.
Rwakazina received 146 votes against the eight votes garnered by her only opponent, Henriette Murekatete.
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Rwakazina, 45, has a background in economics and had served as an economics lecturer in the University of Rwanda between 2003 and 2008.
She previously worked at the United Nations Development Programme as the coordinator of UN support programmes in the country.
She was elected as a council member of the Nduba Sector.
Rwakazina has worked in the local government sector and has held positions such as the Deputy Secretary General of the Rwandese Association of Local Government Authorities (RALGA) and board member of Rwanda Governance Board (RGB).
Rwakazina is the fourth female mayor of the city after Rose Kabuye, Aisa Kirabo Kacyira and Monique Mukaruliza.