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Polls close in Rwanda, Kagame win predicted

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Polls close in Rwanda, Kagame win predicted


Polls have closed in Rwanda’s presidential election with incumbent Paul Kagame predicted to win by a landslide.

Rights groups say the poll is a foregone conclusion, pointing to the ruling Rwandan Patriotic Front’s decision to bar the president’s most vocal critics from running.

Three opponents have been allowed to stand, including former health minister Jean Damascene Ntawukuriryayo.

Yet the Social Democrat leader himself told supporters recently that his policies would be a “continuation” of the current government’s.

Kagame’s supporters say he will win because he has brought security and economic growth to the once-unstable central African country.

The first results are set to be announced later on Monday.

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