A DEMOCRACY WITH RWANDAN CHARACTERISTICS- ADOPTION OF CONSOCIATIONALISM AS RWANDA’S FORM OF ORGANIZATION OF POLITICAL GOVERNANCE
Rwanda has long been a deeply-divided society. The violence (and particularly the genocide) that the country experienced over the past 20 years has sharpened cleavages in Rwandan society. One of the major and most significant fault lines in Rwandan society is ethnicity and regionalism. Despite the government?s assertion that the country has made or has achieved substantial progress towards reconciliation, Rwandan society today remains deeply divided along lines of ethnic and regional identity.