Paul Kagame expected to have easy win

By Andy Rice 10 August 2010

Preliminary results show that Rwandan incumbent Paul Kagame is the runaway leader in the the country's national elections, with almost 93% of votes from 11 districts going his way. Results from 19 other districts are still coming in, and a final tally will be announced on August 19. Kagame won the 2003 election with 95% of the vote. The wiry Rwandan president is something of a poster child, having managed to maintain peace in a country that was torn apart by the 1994 genocides, and introducing policies that have seen the country's economy grow by more than 8% from 1999 till 2008. Lately, he's come under criticism for repressing press freedom and political opponents. Read more: Reuters, Businessweek

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