Liberal Party Select 80 Candidates for Parliamentary Polls

Number one on the list of Liberal party candidates-Donatille Mukabarisa, speaker of parliement

The Liberal Party (PL), Rwanda’s 3rd biggest political party in terms of seats in parliament has released the list of 80 candidates to represent the party in the September parliamentary elections.

While PL won five seats in the previous parliamentary elections, only two of the candidates who got seats in the current parliament including Théogene Munyangeyo and Donatille Mukabalisa feature on the list.

Mukabalisa is speaker of Chamber of Deputies.

Suzanne Mukayijore who got a seat through a ticket of women in 2013 polls is now on Party’s list of General elections where political parties compete for 53 seats.

MPs Francois Byabarumwanzi, Henriette Mukamurangwa Sebera and Evariste Kalisa are not on the list.

“It was my choice to step down. I want to go for retirement,” Byabarumwanzi told KT Press on Wednesday.

As we said earlier, top 5 on the list include Donatille Mukabalisa, Théogene Munyangeyo and new names such as Dr Gamariel Mbonimana, a senior lecturer at University of Rwanda.

On the list also is Guillaume Serge Nzabonimana, advisor of Speaker of parliament on the list that largely includes the youth.

Nicole Mutimukeye from Ministry of Disaster Management and refugee affairs is among the youth on the list.

If we go by 2013, apart from PS Imberakuri other parties that competed have already presented their candidate lists.

A new party that will enter this competition is the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda (DGPR).

Rwanda Parliament consists of 106 parliamentarians including 80 elected for a 5 year term in the lower chamber and 26 senators elected for an 8 year term in the upper chamber.

The lower chamber includes 53 MPs elected in general elections, 2 representatives of the youth, 24 representing women and one representing people with disability.

Elections of 53 MPs who get seats through general elections are set on September 2 and 3 in Diaspora and at home respectively.

On September 4, women representatives will elect 24 women through all districts and provinces to fill the 30% quota of women representatives.

According to National Electoral Commission (NEC), 16 individuals have expressed their intention to run as independent candidates.

2018 PL Parliamentary Elections Candidates List

1 MUKABALISA Donatille
2 MUNYANGEYO Théogène
3 Dr MBONIMANA Gamariel
4 MUKAYIJORE Suzanne
5 MUPENZI George
6 Dr RUTEBUKA Balinda
7 MUKAMUSONERA Marie Claire
8 NZABONIMANA Serge Guillaume
9 AKIMANIZANYE Virginie
10 Dr RUTAGONYA Pierre Canisisius
11 NDAGIJIMANA Léodomir
12 NYAMUGANZA Barnabe
13 NKEJUMUZIMA Emmanuel
14 KABAGENI Eugenie
15 TUMUKUNDE Aimee Marie Ange
16 MWUMVANEZA Emile
17 MUKANKWAYA Olive
18 NZEYIMANA Cléophas
19 GUMUYIRE Joseph
20 MUTIMUKEYE Nicole
21 NIWEMUGENI Christine
22 UMUGWANEZA Marie Solange
23 NSHIMYUMUKIZA Jean Damascene
24 BAKURIYEHE Donatille
25 HARERLIMANA Theogene
26 ZIHINJISHI Marie Chantal
27 SHEMA Aimable
28 MUHIRE Adrie
29 MUTESI Jacqueline
30 NDAGIJIMANA Eric
31 MUKESHIMANA Mediatrice
32 HARERIMANA SANO Théogène
33 TWAGIRAYEZU Gilbert
34 KAMPIRE Martine
35 MUZARIREHE Elisabeth
36 NSANGABANDI Erneste
37 KABERA Paterne Regis
38 DUSABIKIZA Félicien
39 MWANAYIDI Marie Claire
40 HAKIZIMANA Jean Marie Vianney
41 UMWIZERWA Redempta
42 SIBOMANA Aphrodis
43 RUSAGARA Vedaste
44 RUTIKANGA Sixbert
45 KARANGWA Jean de Dieu
46 UMULISA Marie Chantal
47 FURAHA Jean Pierre
48 NZARAMBA Vedaste
49 HABAYO SINIBAGIWE Juvénal
50 MUKAMINEGA Epiphanie
51 NDABIRORA Jean Damascene
52 NDAYAMBAJE Vincent
53 NDAGIJIMANA Enock
54 NZITONDA Médiatrice
55 KABERUKA Vedaste
56 RUTABA Jean Berchmans
57 RUKUNDO Hermenegilde
58 MUKAKAMARI Dancille
59 KUBWIMANA René
60 NDAGIWENIMANA Placide
61 NDUNGUTSE Abdoulkarim
62 IBYIMANIKORA Fidelie
63 NSHIMIYUMUKIZA Zachée
64 MUSABYIMANA Jean Bosco
65 CYUBAHIRO Wellars
66 TUMURERE UWURUKUNDO Vivine
67 BARAHIRA MUKAZANA Fidela
68 DUSABEYEZU Christine
69 MUZIGIRWA Ferdinand
70 NGARUKIYINTWARI Jean Baptiste
71 UWIMANA Lucie
72 UWANYIRIGIRA Clémentine
73 SEBURO Jean de la Croix
74 MUKABAZIGA Marie Chantal
75 SIBOBUGINGO Jean Bosco
76 MUKANTEZIMANA Soline
77 RUKUNDO Kelvin Emmanuel
78 KAYUMBA Jules Clément
79 SEMINEGA KANYANGE Clarisse
80 ABANABEZA Alice




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