Kagama pow­ers on

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KI­GALI: Rwan­dans voted in a pres­i­den­tial elec­tion yes­ter­day ex­pected to ex­tend President Paul Kagame’s 17 years in power, and a se­nior rul­ing party of­fi­cial said he saw no rea­son why the con­tro­ver­sial leader should not stand again in seven years time.

Kagame won the last elec­tion in 2010 with 93% of the vote and dur­ing this cam­paign for a fur­ther seven-year term, said he ex­pected an out­right vic­tory. He cast his vote at the Ru­gunga polling sta­tion.

“If the peo­ple of Rwanda wishes it like that then what is the prob­lem?” said Christophe Bazi­vamo, the deputy head of the rul­ing Rwan­dan Pa­tri­otic Front.

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