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Rwanda's Kagame won election with 98.63 percent of vote: electoral board

A polling staff member counts ballots at a polling centre in Kigali, Rwanda, August 4, 2017. REUTERS/Jean Bizimana

KIGALI (Reuters) - Rwanda’s incumbent leader Paul Kagame won 98.63 percent of the votes in Friday’s presidential polls, according to a final tally released on Saturday.

“The winner is Paul Kagame with 98.63,” said Kalisa Mbanda, chairman of the National Electoral Commission.

Reporting by Clement Uwiringiyimana; writing by Aaron Maasho; editing by Jason Neely

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