Prime Minister of Rwanda

political office in Rwanda

This article lists the prime ministers of Rwanda since the formation of the post in 1961 to the present day.

Prime Minister of the Republic of Rwanda
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Rt.Hon. Dr. Edouard Ngirente - Prime Minister of the Republic of Rwanda.jpg
Incumbent
Édouard Ngirente

since 30 August 2017
StyleMr. Prime Minister
(informal)
His Excellency
(diplomatic)
TypeHead of government
SeatKigali
AppointerPresident of Rwanda
Formation28 January 1961; 61 years ago (1961-01-28)
First holderGrégoire Kayibanda

A total of 11 people have served in the office. The incumbent prime minister is Édouard Ngirente, who took office on 30 August 2017.[1]

ListEdit

Prime Minister
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Tenure Ethnic affiliation Political affiliation President(s)
Took office Left office
Republic of Rwanda (part of Ruanda-Urundi)
1 Grégoire Kayibanda
(1924–1976)
  28 January 1961 1 July 1962 Hutu style="background: Template:Parmehutu/meta/color;" | Parmehutu Mbonyumutwa
Himself
Republic of Rwanda (independent country)
Post abolished (1 July 1962 – 12 October 1991)
2 Sylvestre Nsanzimana
(1936–)
  12 October 1991 2 April 1992 Hutu style="background: Template:National Republican Movement for Democracy and Development/meta/color;" | MRND Habyarimana
3 Dismas Nsengiyaremye
(1945–)
  2 April 1992 18 July 1993 Hutu style="background: Template:Republican Democratic Movement/meta/color;" | MDR Habyarimana
4 Agathe Uwilingiyimana
(1953–1994)
18 July 1993 7 April 1994
(assassinated.)
Hutu style="background: Template:Republican Democratic Movement/meta/color;" | MDR Habyarimana
5 Jean Kambanda
(1955–)
  9 April 1994 19 July 1994
(ousted.)[2]
Hutu style="background: Template:Republican Democratic Movement/meta/color;" | MDR Sindikubwabo
6 Faustin Twagiramungu
(1945–)
  19 July 1994 31 August 1995 Hutu style="background: Template:Republican Democratic Movement/meta/color;" | MDR Bizimungu
7 Pierre-Célestin Rwigema
(1953–)
  31 August 1995 8 March 2000 Hutu style="background: Template:Republican Democratic Movement/meta/color;" | MDR Bizimungu
8 Bernard Makuza
(1961–)
  8 March 2000 7 August 2011 Hutu MDR /
Independent
Bizimungu
Kagame
9 Pierre-Damien Habumuremyi
(1961–)
  7 October 2011 24 July 2014 Hutu style="background: Template:Rwandan Patriotic Front/meta/color;" | RPF Kagame
10 Anastase Murekezi
(1952–)
  24 July 2014 30 August 2017 Hutu style="background: Template:Social Democratic Party (Rwanda)/meta/color;" | PSD Kagame
11 Édouard Ngirente
(1973–)
  30 August 2017 Incumbent Hutu style="background: Template:Social Democratic Party (Rwanda)/meta/color;" | PSD Kagame

ReferencesEdit

  1. Rwanda, Government of (2017-08-30). "In reference to the Rwandan Constitution as amended to date, President #Kagame has appointed Edouard Ngirente as the new Prime Minister.pic.twitter.com/7cICRR7b9a". @RwandaGov. Retrieved 2017-08-30.
  2. Fled to Zaire at the end of the Rwandan Civil War and the Rwandan genocide