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March 7, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Rwandans voted in local elections in the first secret balloting since more than 800,000 people were massacred in the tiny central African country in 1994. Political parties have been banned from fielding candidates for fear of rekindling the ethnic hatred that prompted the genocide. Instead, more than 8,000 candidates vied on independent platforms for positions in community councils across the country.
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March 7, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Rwandans voted in local elections in the first secret balloting since more than 800,000 people were massacred in the tiny central African country in 1994. Political parties have been banned from fielding candidates for fear of rekindling the ethnic hatred that prompted the genocide. Instead, more than 8,000 candidates vied on independent platforms for positions in community councils across the country.
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April 2, 2000 | From Associated Press
Vice President Paul Kagame's Rwandan Patriotic Front nominated him for the presidency Saturday, clearing his way to become Rwanda's first Tutsi leader since independence in 1962. After a one-day closed meeting, the Tutsi-dominated RPF announced that it will put Kagame and the party's secretary-general, Charles Muligande, before parliament on April 14-20 for a final vote on a successor to Pasteur Bizimungu, who resigned March 23.
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April 2, 2000 | From Associated Press
Vice President Paul Kagame's Rwandan Patriotic Front nominated him for the presidency Saturday, clearing his way to become Rwanda's first Tutsi leader since independence in 1962. After a one-day closed meeting, the Tutsi-dominated RPF announced that it will put Kagame and the party's secretary-general, Charles Muligande, before parliament on April 14-20 for a final vote on a successor to Pasteur Bizimungu, who resigned March 23.
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