Over 96% voters turnout for the Presidential elections, NEC confirms

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On 5 August 2017 saa 06:30
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National Electoral Commission, has revealed that the 2017 presidential polls had a total voter turnout of over 96 per cent during the 2017 Presidential elections that just concluded.

More than 6.8 million Rwandans voted in the just concluded presidential elections NEC told the media during a news conference during the final provisional results announcement.

President Paul Kagame, won with 98.63 per cent of the vote after 6,650,722 Rwandans cast their ballots in his favour.

Democratic Green Party of Rwanda candidate Frank Habineza with 31,633 votes (0.47 per cent) and independent Candidate Phillippe Mpayimana garnered came second with 49,117 votes (0.73 per cent). According to the law, NEC has up to seven days to officially announce the final results after reviewing the election results

The NEC Executive Secretary, Charles Munyaneza, said that the commission will not take the 7 days and are likely to make the official announcement on Tuesday August 8.
Munyaneza said they have not received any complaints from any of the candidates in respect to the elections results.

He pointed out that some of the election observers like COMESA praised and were satisfied with the good organization of elections and during the campaigns period.