Political Parties Registration

A.WHAT IS A POLITICAL ORGANIZATION

It is an association of citizens sharing the same thinking and views on the development of social welfare of all the population and the development of the country, with the objective to accede to power through democratic and peaceful ways, to be able to put them in action ;

B. WHAT ARE THE SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS TO THE REQUEST FOR REGISTRATION OF A POLITICAL ORGANIZATION

Application letter should be accompanied by the followings :
1° three (3) certified copies of the statutes governing the political organization ;
2° three (3) copies of the minutes of the general assembly that established the political organization, certified by the notary of the District where the general assembly was held ;
3° three copies (3) of the internal rules and regulations of the political organization ;
4° for each legal representative of the political organization :
a) A full identification certificate ;
b) A certificate of residence which is issued by the Mayor of the District ;
c) A criminal record showing that he/she has not been sentenced and if sentenced the offence committed and the penalty pronounced.

N.B : A political organization registered shall, within a period not exceeding one (1) month after its final registration, inform the authority in charge of the registration of political organizations on the location of its offices.

C. WHAT ARE THE CONTENTS OF THE STATUTES OF A POLITICAL ORGANIZATION

The statutes of a political organization shall especially contain clearly the following :
1° the full name of the political organization ;
2° its objectives ;
3° its structure and organs ;
4°its head office which shall be in Rwanda ;
5° the members of its organs, modalities for their election and replacement, their term of office and responsibilities ;
6° the requirements for membership, resignation and dismissal of members ;
7° the legal representatives of the political organization ;
8° the provisions related to the property ;
9° the provisions relating to the amendments of its statutes and its dissolution ;
10° The fate of its assets when the political organization is dissolved voluntarily or following a court’s decision.

D. VALIDITY OF THE TEMPORARY CERTIFICATE

Twelve months (12)
But in a period not exceeding nine (9) months from the date the temporary registration certificate is granted, any religious-based organization must apply for the legal personality for RBOs & nine (9) months after the issue of the temporary for the NGO.
E. DEADLINES FOR ISSUING A TEMPORARY CERTIFICATE
90 days

LIST OF REGISTERED POLITICAL PARTIES AS PER OCTOBER 2014

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