Kagame Applauds Controversial Referendum

Kagame Applauds Controversial Referendum

The AFP news reports that Rwanda's President Paul Kagame has praised last week's constitutional referendum which allows him to run for a controversial third term.

Delivering his annual state of the nation speech, the Mr. Kagame applauded the many who voted for their decision.

"No individual is forever, but there is no term limit on values, institutions, or progress. When the time comes to transfer responsibility, Rwandans already have confidence that it will be done," he added.

According to AFP reports, The "yes" vote in favour of the constitutional change garnered 98.4%, according to official results.

 It comes after the country overwhelmingly voted in favour of a change in the constitution which allows Mr Kagame to run for a third term.

The vote took place despite criticism of such an amendment by the US and other Western donors.

 

 

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