Rwanda breaks record for having about 68% women in parliament
Rwanda has made a world record for having many women in the parliament.
The new world record for women representation in parliament has now shot up to 67.5%. Out of 80 parliamentary seats in Rwanda, women occupy 54 seats, which is 67.5%.
The new record was set yesterday on 6 September this year after the National Electoral Commission announced the September 3 parliamentary elections results, which saw ruling party RPF with 74% of the total vote and taking 40 seats.
However, Rwanda is a world leader for women in politics; no woman has managed to become President. So far, two have tried Alivera Mukabaramba and Diane Rwigara was in vain.
President Kagame’s regime has placed value on women’s roles and spearheaded many reforms to help build women’s capacity in civil society.
The record follows the first time win of 4 parliamentary seats of opposition party in Rwanda’s history.