Tuesday, September 02, 2003

Rwanda: after the election

Today, Rwanda's Supreme Court dismisssed the petition brought by opposition candidate Faustin Twagiramungu. Twagiramungu had asked the Court on Thursday to nullify the election results which had President Paul Kagame win with 95% of the votes. In dismissing the suit, the Court said Twagiramungu had offered no evidence to back his claim that the elections were crooked.

Late last week, the head of Rwanda's National Electoral Commission accused the EU of being biased in favour of Twagiramungu. This followed reports from EU election observers that there were some irregularities during the election.

Here is the last mammoth post I had on the election.