|Parliament name (generic / translated)
||Parliament / Parlement
|Structure of parliament
|Chamber name (generic / translated)
||Sénat / Senate
|Related chamber (for bicameral parliaments)
Chambre des Députés / Chamber of Deputies
|Affiliation to the IPU
Bernard Makuza (M)
||Elected on 14 Oct. 2014.
||Sosthène Cyitatire (M)
|Members (statutory / current number)
||26 / 26
PERCENTAGE OF WOMEN
|Women (current number)
|Mode of designation
||indirectly elected 14
||Indirectly elected members: includes:
- 12 members (one per Province and the City of Kigali) indirectly elected by members of the Executive Committees of Sectors and District, Municipality, Town or City Councils.
- Two university lecturers indirectly elected by the academic and research staff of public and private universities and institutions of higher education.
Appointed members: includes
- Eight members appointed by the President
- Four members appointed by the Forum of Political Organizations
At least 30 per cent of members must be women.
In addition, former Heads of State become members of the Senate upon their request.
||8 years (with the exception of former Heads of State)
|Last renewal dates
||26 September 2011
27 September 2011
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