Front for Democracy in Burundi
|Front for Democracy in Burundi
Front pour la Démocratie au Burundi
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The Front for Democracy in Burundi (French: Front pour la Démocratie au Burundi, FRODEBU) is a Hutu progressive political party in Burundi.
In 1993, FRODEBU won power in Burundi and put forward a Hutu President. The election of a Hutu government triggered violence between Hutu and Tutsi militias, and the President was assassinated. In retaliation, FRODEBU killed 25 000 Tutsi. Tutsi responded with an outbreak of violence against Hutus and killed civilians in retaliation. The violence was on a smaller scale than the mass genocide occurring in Rwanda where Hutu were massacring Tutsi.
FRODEBU suspended its participation in the National Assembly on 21 February 2008 to protest efforts by the National Council for the Defense of Democracy-Forces for the Defense of Democracy (CNDD/FDD) to remove Alice Nzomukunda, a former CNDD/FDD member, from her post as Vice-President of the National Assembly.
- Melchior Ndadaye (1986–93)
- Sylvestre Ntibantunganya (1993–95)
- Jean Minani (1995–2005)
- Léonce Ngendakumana (2005–present)
- Amnesty International (2001-03-22). "Glossary of Burundian political parties and armed opposition groups relevant to the conflict in Burundi" (PDF). International Documentation Network on the African Great Lakes Region. Retrieved 2009-02-21.
- 2005 National Assembly Elections in Burundi, IPU PARLINE
- "Burundi’s main opposition party suspends participation in parliament", Panapress (Afrik.com), 22 February 2008.
- List of Socialist International parties in Africa.
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