Senate (Rwanda)

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The upper house of the Parliament of Rwanda (Kinyarwanda: Inteko Ishinga Amategeko; French: Parlement) is the Senate (Sena/Sénat). The Senate has 26 members elected or appointed for eight-year terms: 12 elected by provincial and sectoral councils, 8 appointed by the President of the Republic to ensure the representation of historically marginalized communities, 4 by the Forum of political parties, and 2 elected by the staff of the universities. Additionally, former presidents can request to become a member of the Senate.

The Senate was established in 2003.[1]


Name Took office Left office Notes
Vincent Biruta August 2003 October 2011 [2]
Jean Damascène Ntawukuliryayo 10 October 2011 14 October 2014 [3]
Bernard Makuza 14 October 2014 17 October 2019 [4]
Augustin Iyamuremye 17 October 2019 Incumbent [5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "History".
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ Munyaneza, James (2014-09-18). "Why Senate president resigned | The New Times | Rwanda". The New Times. Retrieved 2020-01-25.
  4. ^ "Senators details".
  5. ^ Bishumba, Nasra (2019-10-19). "Who is who in the new Senate? | The New Times | Rwanda". The New Times. Retrieved 2020-01-25.

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