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President

Paul Kagame (2017)

Prime Minister

Edouard Ngirente (2017)

Government

Rwanda is a unitary presidential republic with three arms of government.

The Executive is headed by the president. The prime minister and cabinet ministers are appointed by the president.

The National Legislature consists of:

  • The Chamber of Deputies of 53 directly elected members and 27 indirectly elected by representatives of special interest groups;
  • The Senate with 16 indirectly elected members and 8 appointed by the president.

Main Political Parties

The Judiciaryheaded by the Chief Justice, is the third arm of government.

The Rwanda Constitution  was promulgated in 2003 and amended in 2015.

 

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