The Supreme Court in Kigali presided over by the Chief Justice Prof. Sam Rugege set October 8 to pronounce its ruling on the case in which the opposition Democratic Green Party of Rwanda, opposes the plans to amend the Constitution.

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The case was filed on June 3 against the Government of Rwanda.

The Green Party, in its lawsuit, seeks to block Parliament from the ongoing process to amend the Constitution to remove term limits.

During Wednesday’s hearing, Frank Habineza, the President of the Democratic Green Party, argued that the seven-year presidential mandate should not be lifted.

The party urged the Supreme Court to stop the process regarding the change of the constitution, especially the presidential term limits.

The party also requested the Supreme Court to order the Constitutional Review Commission set up last week not to make any amendments to the Constitution.

However, state attorneys argued that the constitution is made by the people and can be amended whenever deemed necessary. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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