Rwanda’s Kagame to be sworn in on today


KIGALI, Aug. 18 — The Rwandan President-elect Paul Kagame will
this Friday be sworn in as president for the seven-year term in office
after winning the latest presidential elections, said a senior official on
Thursday.

Kagame was handed a third term in office after defeating two other
contestants with a landslide victory of winning 98.79 percent of the total
vote. “The swearing in ceremony is in line with the Rwandan constitution
article 102 that stipulates that the president-elect takes oath of office
within thirty days following his or her election. His or her oath of office
is administered by the President of the Supreme Court,” Rwandan State
Minister in charge constitutional and legal affairs Evode Uwizeyimana told
Xinhua in a phone interview.Uwizeyimana explained that the Prime Minister
is appointed within fifteen days after the swearing in of the president,
other Cabinet members are appointed within 15 days following the
appointment of Prime Minister. The ceremony will take place at Amahoro
National Stadium in the capital city Kigali and will be aired live by
Rwanda Broadcasting Agency to enable the general public who will not manage
to go to the stadium to follow the proceedings. About 20 Heads of State and
Government from across Africa and beyond, as well as several dignitaries
and thousands of Rwandans are expected to attend the inauguration event,
Rwandan media The New Times reported. – XINHUA