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This article lists the Prime Ministers of Rwanda since the formation of the post in 1961 (during the Rwandan Revolution), to the present day. A total of eleven people have served in the post. The current Prime Minister of Rwanda is Édouard Ngirente, who took office on 30 August 2017.[1]

Prime Minister of the
Republic of Rwanda
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Incumbent
Édouard Ngirente

since 30 August 2017
AppointerPaul Kagame,
as President of Rwanda
Inaugural holderGrégoire Kayibanda
Formation28 January 1961

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No. Prime Minister
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Tenure Ethnic affiliation Political affiliation President(s)
Took office Left office Time in office
Republic of Rwanda (part of Ruanda-Urundi)
1 Grégoire Kayibanda
(1924–1976)
  28 January 1961 1 July 1962 1 year,

154 days

Hutu Parmehutu Mbonyumutwa
Himself
Republic of Rwanda (independent country)
Post abolished (1 July 1962 – 12 October 1991)
2 Sylvestre Nsanzimana
(1936–)
  12 October 1991 2 April 1992 173 days Hutu MRND Habyarimana
3 Dismas Nsengiyaremye
(1945–)
  2 April 1992 18 July 1993 1 year,

107 days

Hutu MDR Habyarimana
4 Agathe Uwilingiyimana
(1953–1994)
  18 July 1993 7 April 1994
(assassinated.)
263 days Hutu MDR Habyarimana
5 Jean Kambanda
(1955–)
  9 April 1994 19 July 1994
(ousted.)[2]
101 days Hutu MDR Sindikubwabo
6 Faustin Twagiramungu
(1945–)
  19 July 1994 31 August 1995 1 year,

43 days

Hutu MDR Bizimungu
7 Pierre-Célestin Rwigema
(1953–)
  31 August 1995 8 March 2000 4 years, 190 days Hutu MDR Bizimungu
8 Bernard Makuza
(1961–)
  8 March 2000 7 October 2011 11 years, 213 days Hutu MDR /
Independent
Bizimungu
Kagame
9 Pierre-Damien Habumuremyi
(1961–)
  7 October 2011 24 July 2014 2 years, 290 days Hutu RPF Kagame
10 Anastase Murekezi
(1952–)
  24 July 2014 30 August 2017 3 years,

37 days

Hutu PSD Kagame
11 Édouard Ngirente
(1973–)
  30 August 2017 Incumbent 1 year, 319 days PSD Kagame

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  1. ^ Rwanda, Government of (2017-08-30). "In reference to the Rwandan Constitution as amended to date, President #Kagame has appointed Edouard Ngirente as the new Prime Minister.pic.twitter.com/7cICRR7b9a". @RwandaGov. Retrieved 2017-08-30.
  2. ^ Fled to Zaire at the end of the Rwandan Civil War and the Rwandan genocide

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