Green Party has submitted its Petition to Parliament Against the Constitutional Change on Presidential Term Limits.

The Democratic Green Party of Rwanda has today, the 13th of May 2015, submitted its petition to the Rwandan Parliament, against the proposed amendment of lifting the presidential term limits from the Constitution.

The Democratic Green Party of Rwanda, during its political Bureau meeting held on 22nd November 2014, confirmed that the party does not support any change in the constitution regarding the lifting of presidential term limits. On the contrary, the party demands that the seven years term period be reduced to either four or five years and that the two term limits be maintained.

The Democratic Green Party of Rwanda is fully convinced that it’s important to respect the constitution in order to allow a peaceful transfer of power as it ensures sustainable peace, democratic culture, rule of law and development. It also helps to maintain the good achievements recorded after the 1994 Tutsi genocide.

The Democratic Green Party of Rwanda was officially launched on 14th August 2009 as an opposition party. It got official registration on 9th August 2013 and accepted as a member of the National Consultative Forum of Political Organizations in Rwanda on 3rd April 2014.

DGPR’s Status were published in the official gazette of the Republic of Rwanda on 4th August 2014.

The Official letter to the Speaker of Parliament is attached.

Done at Kigali on 13th May 2015

Dr.Frank Habineza

President, Democratic Green Party of Rwanda