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DGPR National Congress to be held on Sunday, 19 March 2017

The Democratic Green Party of Rwanda is pleased to inform members of the media and the general public that it will convene a national congress this coming Sunday, 19th March 2017, in Kigali, Rwanda.

This congress is expected to confirm the party’s flag bearer for the upcoming presidential elections.

 It will also validate the party’s political program, which entail the party’s priorities for the upcoming seven years.

 A press conference will also be held after the congress.

 For further details, please contact:

 Secretary General,

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Politiki ya Leta yo gutegeka abaturage guhinga igihingwa kimwe niyo nyirabayazana w’amapfa mu Rwanda

Ishyaka Riharanira Demokarasi no Kurengera Ibidukikije (Democratic Green Party of Rwanda), Ishyaka ritavuga rumwe n’Ubutegetsi bw’u Rwanda, riravuga ko Leta  ariyo nyirabayazana  w’amapfa yakunze  kuvugwa mu gihugu  bitewe na Poltiki  mbi y’ubuhinzi yashyizweho.

Ibi bikaba byatangajwe n’umuboyobzi w’iri shyaka, Dr. Frank Habineza mu kiganiro   yagiranye na Bwiza.com aho yavuze ko Politiki yo guhuza  ubutaka  no gutegeka abaturage guhinga igihingwa kimwe  aribyo byagiye bituma bugarizwa  n’amapfa.

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DGPR trained its members in Rulindo district and elected district leaders.

The Democratic Green Party of Rwanda successfully finalised a leadership training for party members in Rulindo district. The training started on 22nd October and finalised on 6th November 2016.

Members also elected the party district committee, which will oversee the formation of other party structures in Rulindo District.

The training offered skills in management of political conflicts, rules and regulations regarding elections and electoral campaigns, women involvement in decision making organs, gender issues and partnerships between the private sector and Government.

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DGPR Conducted a Leadership Training in Rwamagana District and Established Party Structures

The Democratic Green Party of Rwanda is pleased to inform members of the media and the general public that it successfully conducted a leadership training for party members in Rwamagana District and established party structures.

The trainings were conducted between 3rd -11th September 2016, with support from the National Consultative Forum of Political Organisations in Rwanda.

The trainings focused on the following themes:

-        Political competition: elections, rules and regulations during electoral campaigns

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The Return of Rwanda’s Exiled King Kigeli V Ndahindurwa a key pillar to achieving Sustainable Development Goals.

The Democratic Green Party of Rwanda recently called upon the Rwandan Government to help bring back the exiled last Rwandan King Kigeli V Ndahindurwa, who was overthrown in 1961 and currently lives in the United States of America. The King’s return is a key factor for achieving sustainable peace and stability as well as several Sustainable Developmental Goals (SDGs).

SDG Goal number 16 states: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

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Party Declaration: Democratic Green Party of Rwanda calls upon the Rwandan Government to help bring back Exiled King Kigeli Ndahindurwa V.

The Democratic Green Party of Rwanda calls upon the Rwandan Government to do whatever is possible and help bring back the Exiled last Rwandan King Kigeli Ndahindurwa V, who was overthrown in 1961 and currently lives in the United States of America.

The National Executive Committee of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda (DGPR), during its retreat that took place on 21-22 May 2016, resolved that the Exiled Rwandan King be accorded all privileges provided by law for the former heads of state.

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DGPR has Submitted Demands for Political and Electoral Reforms to the Rwandan Prime Minister

The Democratic Green Party of Rwanda has today, the 19th of April 2016, submitted its demands to the Rwandan Prime Minister, calling for reforms in the national election laws and the political parties Act.

This request follows a previous petition submitted to the Rwandan Parliament on 10th February 2016, calling for political and electoral reforms.  However, the party was advised by the Deputy Speaker on 10th March 2016, to either find an MP to table the matter in Parliament or request the cabinet to do so as stipulated in Article 88 of the Rwandan Constitution.

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DGPR sets Conditions for Participating in 2017 Presidential Elections

The Political Bureau of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda, during its meeting on 5th March 2016 in Kigali, decided that it will not participate in the upcoming Presidential elections, if the Government of Rwanda does not respond to its demands for political and electoral reforms.

DGPR submitted its petition to the Rwandan Parliament on 10th February 2016, but till now, it has received no response. The opposition Party also decided that it will make a people’s peaceful match and visit to the Rwandan Parliament soon in order to clarify its positions to the members of Parliament.

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DGPR Calls for Political and Electoral Reforms from the Rwandan Parliament

The Democratic Green Party of Rwanda has today, the 10th of February 2016, submitted its petition to the Rwandan Parliament, calling for revisions in the national election laws and the political parties Act. These political reforms are needed before the 2017 Presidential Elections and the 2018 Parliamentary elections and would enable a level playing field.

The Democratic Green Party of Rwanda made the following demands from the Rwandan Parliament:

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Rwanda Referendum 2015: The Opposition would have won

Rwandans have casted their votes in a national referendum aimed at maintaining the incumbent President to be elected for three more presidential terms. The National Electoral commission has announced victory for that constitutional change.

The Democratic Green Party of Rwanda takes note of the referendum results. However, the manner in which the election was held did not guarantee a level playing field, since the cabinet issued a one-week short notice for the referendum to be conducted, this would not be enough time for a meaningful campaign.

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