Christian Democratic Party

Published 9th September, 2013

The Christian Democratic Party or PDC was founded in 1990 by Jean-Nepomuscene Nayinzira, a Hutu.

Following the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, Nayinzira joined forces with the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) and was a minister in their first government for six years before being removed for “immoral behaviour”.

Nayinzira stood as the party’s presidential candidate in 2003 and won 1% of the vote. In the 2003 general election the party won three of the 80 seats in the newly formed Chamber of Deputies.

In 2008 the party formed a coalition with the RPF and five other parties which won 42 of the 80 seats.

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