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Prime Minister of Rwanda

Prime Minister of the
Republic of Rwanda
Anastase Murekezi

since 24 July 2014
Appointer Paul Kagame,
as President of Rwanda
Inaugural holder Grégoire Kayibanda
Formation 28 January 1961
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Foreign relations

This is a list of Prime Ministers of Rwanda since the formation of the post of Prime Minister of Rwanda in 1961, to the present day.

A total of ten people have served as Prime Minister of Rwanda.


  • Prime Ministers of Rwanda 1
    • Republic of Rwanda (part of Ruanda-Urundi) 1.1
    • Republic of Rwanda (independent country) 1.2
  • See also 2
  • Footnotes 3
  • External links 4

Prime Ministers of Rwanda

(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)

Republic of Rwanda (part of Ruanda-Urundi)

Prime Minister Term of office Political party
Portrait Name
Ethnicity Took office Left office Duration
1 Grégoire Kayibanda
Hutu 28 January 1961 1 July 1962 1 year, 154 days Party of the Hutu Emancipation Movement

Republic of Rwanda (independent country)

Prime Minister Term of office Political party
Portrait Name
Ethnicity Took office Left office Duration
Post Abolished (1 July 1962 – 12 October 1991)
2 Sylvestre Nsanzimana
Hutu 12 October 1991 2 April 1992 173 days National Republican Movement for Democracy and Development
3 Dismas Nsengiyaremye
Hutu 2 April 1992 18 July 1993 1 year, 107 days Republican Democratic Movement
4 Agathe Uwilingiyimana
Hutu 18 July 1993 7 April 1994
263 days Republican Democratic Movement
5 Jean Kambanda
Hutu 9 April 1994 19 July 1994[1] 101 days Republican Democratic Movement
6 Faustin Twagiramungu
Hutu 19 July 1994 31 August 1995 1 year, 43 days Republican Democratic Movement
7 Pierre-Célestin Rwigema
Hutu 31 August 1995 8 March 2000 4 years, 190 days Republican Democratic Movement
8 Bernard Makuza
Hutu 8 March 2000 7 October 2011 11 years, 213 days Republican Democratic Movement /
9 Pierre Habumuremyi
Hutu 7 October 2011 24 July 2014 2 years, 290 days Rwandan Patriotic Front
10 Anastase Murekezi
Hutu 24 July 2014 Incumbent 1 year, 354 days Social Democratic Party

See also


  1. ^ Fled the country at the end of the Rwandan Genocide

External links

  • World Statesmen – Rwanda
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