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The upper house of the Parliament of Rwanda (Kinyarwanda: Inteko Ishinga Amategeko; French: Parlement) is the Senate (Sena/Sénat). The Senate has 26 members elected or appointed for eight-year terms: 12 elected by provincial councils, eight appointed by the President of the Republic to ensure the representation of historically marginalized communities, four by the National Consultative Forum of Political Organizations, and two elected by the staff of the universities (one public, one private). Additionally, former presidents can request to become a member of the Senate.

The Senate was established in 2003.[1]


Name Took office Left office Notes
Vincent Biruta August 2003 October 2011 [2]
Jean-Damascène Ntawukuliryayo 10 October 2011 14 October 2014 [3]
Bernard Makuza 14 October 2014 17 October 2019 [4]
Augustin Iyamuremye 17 October 2019 Incumbent [5]

See also


  1. ^ "History".
  2. ^ "Minister". Archived from the original on 2014-03-14. Retrieved 2021-12-11.
  3. ^ Munyaneza, James (2014-09-18). "Why Senate president resigned | The New Times | Rwanda". The New Times. Retrieved 2020-01-25.
  4. ^ "Senators details".
  5. ^ Bishumba, Nasra (2019-10-19). "Who is who in the new Senate? | The New Times | Rwanda". The New Times. Retrieved 2020-01-25.