In 1959 an uprising of the Hutu destroyed the Tutsi feudal hierarchy and overthrew the monarchy. Elections and a referendum under the auspices of the UN in Sept. 1961 resulted in an overwhelming majority for the republican party. The republic proclaimed by the Parmehutu on 28 Jan. 1961 was recognized by the Belgian administration in Oct. 1961. The Republic of Rwanda became independent on 1 July 1962.
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