Rwanda – Constitutional amendments

Once again, the wonderful Constitution en Afrique site has provided information that otherwise might have slipped through the net.

The site reports that a law reforming the Rwandan constitution was passed in August. The law made a host of fairly minor amendments to the 2003 constitution.

The reforms do not make any fundamental changes to the nature of the semi-presidential system, but they do make a host of minor changes relating to the president’s powers, the process of government formation , the powers of the government, the dissolution of the parliament and so on.

The new version of the constitution is available in English here. The 2003 version of the constitution is available here.

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