Two political parties including Social Democratic Party (PSD) and Liberal Party (PL) have announced plan to nominate flag bearers for upcoming presidential elections scheduled in August 2017 over the weekend.
The general secretary of PSD, Dr Ngabitsinze Jean Chrisostome has told IGIHE that the party will hold congress on 3rd June 2017 where it will decide on a flag bearer during presidential polls based on wishes from its members countrywide.
“ We have raised two options including selection of our candidate or support another candidate with a good vision…We will have taken a decision from both alternatives at the end of the anticipated congress by 6:00 pm,” he said.
The president of PL, Honorable Mukabalisa Donatille has told IGIHE that they will hold a congress on Sunday 4th June 2017 during which they will discuss the presidential candidate.
RPF is also holding elections countrywide to select the flag bearer. Dr. Frank Habineza was nominated the flag bearer for Green Party.
There are so far three independent candidates that have declared their presidential ambitions. These include; Philippe Mpayimana, Diane Rwigara and Mwenedata Gilbert.