Tomorrow parliament will be dissolved by the presidential decree to pave the the next parliamentary elections due September 2 and 3, but the move is expected to, again, increase the number of female constituency in government.
Article 79 of the 2003 Constitution amended in 2015 notes that for elections purposes, the President of the Republic will dissolve the Chamber of Deputies 30 days and 60 days before the end of the parliamentary term ending their 5 year term.
According to the National Electoral Commission 521 candidates are expected to contest the parliamentary elections which have attracted independent candidates and some from different political parties including Rwanda Democratic Green Party that seeks to have more than 53 seats in their first endeavor.The ruling Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) will be contested by opposition parties like the People’s Liberal Socialists (PSL), the labor party PL amongst the many that seek seat in the Rwandan constituency.
Women represent more than 50% of the representation in the Rwandan parliament making the country on of the examples that show women empowerment and inclusion in leadership and decision making.
It is the first time for the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda (DGPR) to have candidates in parliamentary elections.