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Rwanda: Politics and Government

Volume 499: debated on Wednesday 11 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking with (a) other donor countries and (b) the Rwandan government to ensure that the recommendations of the EU Electoral Observer Mission to Rwanda in 2008 are implemented before the presidential election in Rwanda in 2010. (297292)

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Department for International Development are working closely with the national electoral commission and other donor countries to encourage implementation of the recommendations of the 2008 EU Election Observation Mission to Rwanda. The Commission and donors discuss progress in implementing the recommendations on a monthly basis. The UK has also made detailed recommendations to the Electoral Commission on the draft electoral code, which will form the legal basis for the 2010 elections.