The Past and Present Presidents of Rwanda since the Rwandan Revolution in 1961 till date. The Constitution specifies that the President in power posses all the broad executive powers and also serves as the head of states of Rwanda.
Rwanda is a democratic state, therefore, the presidential candidate with the highest number of vote is declared the winner.
The office holder is to serve a tenure of seven years before another election is held.
The president appoints the Prime Minister and other members of the Cabinet.
Past and Present Presidents of Rwanda
The table below represents the past and presidents of Rwanda, their tenure and political party.
|28 January 1961|
26 October 1961
(1924 – 1976)
|26 October 1961|
1 July 1962
|1 July 1962|
5 July 1973
|5 July 1973|
6 April 1994
|Military / |
|8 April 1994|
19 July 1994
|19 July 1994 |
23 March 2000
|24 March 2000 |
Since 1991 till the present day, a total number of four people served as President of Rwanda, while two others served as the Acting presidents. The current president of Rwanda is Paul Kagame.
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