Over half of the Rwandan population is heading to polling stations across the country which nearly 3.8m petitioners passionately pushed for. Voters are answering “Yes” or “No” to the referendum question- that gives President Kagame a chance to bid for another term in office.
According to the National Electoral Commission, 6,392,867 voters registered on electoral list to vote in the referendum of the 2003 constitution whose recent amendments was approved by lawmakers in November 2015. Polls opened in the capital Kigali on time at 7:00 am (0500 GMT).
Yesterday, elections were underway in all 32 Rwandan diplomatic missions abroad except in Burundi where the polls were cancelled because of security concerns.
“There is no secret, I will vote yes,” said the 67 old man, waiting in a line of around a hundred people to vote at a school in Kigali as polls opened.