Marie Chantal Rwakazina has been elected new City Mayor replacing Pascal Nyamurinda who tendered in his resignation on April 10, 2018.
Rwakazina beat her only contender Henriette Murekatete with 146 votes against 8.
Rwakazina has been serving as Coordination Analyst at UN– Rwanda, after serving as Deputy Secretary General of the Rwanda Association of Local Government Authorities (RALGA) in charge of coordinating strategic and operational plans.
Rwakazina is also board member of Rwanda Governance Board (RGB).
From 2000-2008 she was lecturer of Development Studies and Statistics at the National University of Rwanda (NUR).
From October 2005 to January 2008 she served as Head of Department of Applied Statistics in Faculty of Economics and Management.
The executive committee of city of Kigali is elected for a 5 year term renewable once.