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President Kagame appoints Dr Ngirente as Prime minister

Today, August 30, 2017 -President Paul Kagame has appointed Dr Edouard Ngirente as new Prime Minister of Rwanda.

An economist, Ngirente has been a senior advisor to the Executive Director of the World Bank in Washington DC.

In reference to the Rwandan Constitution as amended to date, President Kagame has appointed Edouard Ngirente as the new Prime Minister.

Article 116 of the Constitution says that the Prime Minister is appointed within 15 days from the day of the swearing in of the President of the Republic while other cabinet members shall be appointed within 15 days after the appointment of the Prime Minister.

The other cabinet members are also appointed by the President of the Republic after consultation with the Prime Minister, according to the same article.

Ngirente replaces Anastase Murekezi who has been seated on this post since  2014.

 

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