Rwanda election: President Paul Kagame wins by landslide with 99 percent support — Kagame a chance to stay in power until 2034.

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KIGALI, Rwanda — The Latest on Rwanda’s presidential election (all times local):


11:55 p.m.

With 40 percent of the polls reporting, President Paul Kagame is leading Rwanda’s presidential election with over 99 percent of the vote.

Neither of his challengers — Frank Habineza and Philippe Mpayimana — has reached the 1 percent mark so far, according to preliminary results announced by the electoral commission Friday night.

Kagame won 93 percent of the vote in the 2010 presidential election.


10:25 p.m.

Preliminary results from Rwanda’s election show the long-time president with a strong lead against his two challengers.

Rwanda’s electoral commission is releasing results from about 20 percent of the total votes cast, but provisional results will be announced Saturday afternoon.

Results from some rural districts show President Paul Kagame with numbers exceeding 95 percent.

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