Phillipe Mpayimana. He garnered almost double the votes that opposition figurehead, Frank Habineza managed. PHOTO | FILE | NATION
President Paul Kagame garnered 98.8 per cent of the vote; Mr Mpayimana managed 0.73 per cent while Mr Habineza had 0.48 per cent.
Throughout the campaign period, Mr Mpayimana kept shifting positions on key issues such as taxation, agriculture and investments, and raised eyebrows when he promised that he would never support foreign investments if he became president.
Earlier on the campaign trail, Mr Mpayimana shared concerns with Mr Habineza, that his supporters were harassed by local authorities, but later admitted that the situation had improved.