List of heads of government of Burundi

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Prime Minister of Burundi
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Appointer King of Burundi (1961–1966)
President of Burundi (1966–1998)
Formation 26 January 1961
First holder Joseph Cimpaye
Final holder Pascal-Firmin Ndimira
Abolished 12 June 1998
Succession Vice-President of Burundi
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This is a list of heads of government of Burundi since the formation of the post of Prime Minister of Burundi in 1961, to its abolition in 1998.

A total of fourteen people have served as Prime Minister of Burundi (not counting one Acting Prime Minister). Additionally, two persons, Pierre Ngendandumwe and Albin Nyamoya, have served on two non-consecutive occasions.

Heads of Government of Burundi[edit]

(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)

Colour key
(for political parties)

Kingdom of Burundi (part of Ruanda-Urundi)[edit]

Prime Minister Term of office Political party
Portrait Name
(Born–Died)
Ethnicity Took office Left office Duration
1 No image.png Joseph Cimpaye
(1932–1972)
Hutu 26 January 1961 28 September 1961 245 days Union of People's Parties
2 No image.png Prince Louis Rwagasore
(1932–1961)
Tutsi 28 September 1961 13 October 1961
(Assassinated)
15 days Union for National Progress
3 No image.png André Muhirwa
(1920–2003)
Tutsi 20 October 1961 1 July 1962 254 days Union for National Progress

Kingdom of Burundi (independent country)[edit]

Status
  Denotes Acting Prime Minister
Prime Minister Term of office Political party
Portrait Name
(Born–Died)
Ethnicity Took office Left office Duration
(3) No image.png André Muhirwa
(1920–2003)
Hutu 1 July 1962 10 June 1963 344 days Union for National Progress
4 No image.png Pierre Ngendandumwe
(1930–1965)
Hutu 18 June 1963 6 April 1964 293 days Union for National Progress
5 No image.png Albin Nyamoya
(1924–2001)
Hutu 6 April 1964 7 January 1965 276 days Union for National Progress
(4) No image.png Pierre Ngendandumwe
(1930–1965)
Hutu 7 January 1965 15 January 1965
(Assassinated)
10 days Union for National Progress
No image.png Pié Masumbuko
(b. 1931)
Tutsi 15 January 1965 26 January 1965 11 days Union for National Progress
6 No image.png Joseph Bamina
(1925–1965)
Hutu 26 January 1965 30 September 1965 247 days Union for National Progress
7 No image.png Prince Léopold Biha
(1919–2003)
Tutsi 13 October 1965 8 July 1966[1] 268 days Union for National Progress
8 No image.png Michel Micombero
(1940–1983)
Tutsi 11 July 1966 28 November 1966[2] 140 days Union for National Progress

Republic of Burundi[edit]

Prime Minister Term of office Political party
Portrait Name
(Born–Died)
Ethnicity Took office Left office Duration
Post Abolished (28 November 1966–15 July 1972)
(5) No image.png Albin Nyamoya
(1924–2001)
Hutu 15 July 1972 5 June 1973 326 days Union for National Progress
Post Abolished (5 June 1973–12 November 1976)
9 No image.png Édouard Nzambimana
(b. 1945)
Tutsi 12 November 1976 13 October 1978 1 year, 335 days Union for National Progress
Post Abolished (13 October 1978–19 October 1988)
10 No image.png Adrien Sibomana
(b. 1953)
Hutu 19 October 1988 10 July 1993 4 years, 270 days Union for National Progress
11 No image.png Sylvie Kinigi
(b. 1953)
Tutsi 10 July 1993 7 February 1994 212 days Union for National Progress
12 No image.png Anatole Kanyenkiko
(b. 1952)
Tutsi 7 February 1994 22 February 1995 1 year, 15 days Union for National Progress
13 No image.png Antoine Nduwayo
(b. 1942)
Tutsi 22 February 1995 31 July 1996[3] 1 year, 160 days Union for National Progress
14 No image.png Pascal-Firmin Ndimira
(b. 1956)
Hutu 31 July 1996 12 June 1998 1 year, 316 days Union for National Progress
Post Abolished (12 June 1998–Present)

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Removed from office by King Ntare V
  2. ^ Deposed King Ntare V to become President
  3. ^ Resigned after the 1996 coup d'état

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