Polls: Kagame's party wins majority seats
18 September 2013, 21:31
Kigali - An election official says President Paul Kagame's
ruling Rwandan Patriotic Front party has won the majority of seats in
The head of the Rwandan Electoral Commission Kalisa Mbanda
said late on Tuesday the election was free and fair even though human right groups
said opposition parties not allied to the Kagame's RPF did not have fair
The RPF won 40 of the 53 seats open to political parties.
Rwanda's lower house has 80 members but 27 seats are reserved for women, people
with disabilities and youths.
Monday's elections were Rwanda's third legislative polls
since the 1994 genocide that claimed the lives of more than 500 000 Tutsis and
Human Rights Watch said ahead of the vote, the outcome was
"known before the polls".