Rwanda's Supreme Court holds that constitutional amendment on term limits is lawful

By Mail and Guardian Africa, 9 October 2015
Rwandan President Paul Kagame [photo credit: AFP]
Rwandan President Paul Kagame [photo credit: AFP]
<p>Rwanda's Supreme Court dismissed a case brought by&nbsp;the Democratic Green Party opposing changes to presidential term limits, saying the petition was “baseless.”&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.4px;">“The court finds that it’s normal to change the constitution in Rwanda and any other country as long as it’s through a referendum,” Chief Justice Sam Rugege said in his ruling.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Rwandan lawmakers in July backed with a 99% vote&nbsp;a petition calling for a referendum in which voters will be asked whether to amend the constitution and enable President Paul Kagame to extend his 15 years in power.</span></p>
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