List of Presidents of Burundi

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President of the
Republic of Burundi
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Incumbent
Pierre Nkurunziza

since 26 August 2005
Term length 5 years, limited to two terms.[1][2]
Inaugural holder Michel Micombero
Formation 28 November 1966
Deputy Vice-President of Burundi
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This is a list of Presidents of Burundi since the formation of the post of President of Burundi in 1966, to the present day.

A total of eight people have served as President of Burundi (not counting one Acting President and two heads of state in rebellion). Additionally, one person, Pierre Buyoya, has served on two non-consecutive occasions.

Presidents of Burundi[edit]

Parties

  Union for National Progress (UPRONA)
  Front for Democracy in Burundi (FRODEBU)
  National Council for the Defense of Democracy – Forces for the Defense of Democracy (CNDD–FDD)

Status
  Denotes Acting President
President Term of office Political party
Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Ethnicity Took office Left office Duration
1 No image.png Michel Micombero
(1940–1983)
Tutsi 28 November 1966 1 November 1976
(Deposed)
9 years, 339 days Military /
UPRONA
2 No image.png Jean-Baptiste Bagaza
(1946–2016)[3]
Tutsi 1 November 1976 3 September 1987
(Deposed)
10 years, 306 days Military /
UPRONA
3 Pierre Buyoya at Chatham House 2013 crop.jpg Pierre Buyoya
(1949–)[4]
Tutsi 3 September 1987 10 July 1993 5 years, 310 days Military /
UPRONA
4 No image.png Melchior Ndadaye
(1953–1993)
Hutu 10 July 1993 21 October 1993
(Assassinated)
103 days FRODEBU
No image.png François Ngeze
[5]
Hutu 21 October 1993 27 October 1993 6 days Military /
UPRONA
No image.png Sylvie Kinigi
(1953–)
Tutsi 27 October 1993 5 February 1994 101 days UPRONA
5 No image.png Cyprien Ntaryamira
(1955–1994)
Hutu 5 February 1994 6 April 1994
(Assassinated)
60 days FRODEBU
6 No image.png Sylvestre Ntibantunganya
(1956–)
Hutu 6 April 1994 1 October 1994 2 years, 110 days FRODEBU
1 October 1994 25 July 1996
(Deposed)
(3) Pierre Buyoya at Chatham House 2013 crop.jpg Pierre Buyoya
(1949–)
Tutsi 25 July 1996 11 June 1998 6 years, 279 days UPRONA
11 June 1998 30 April 2003
7 No image.png Domitien Ndayizeye
(1953–)
Hutu 30 April 2003 26 August 2005 2 years, 118 days FRODEBU
8 Pierre Nkurunziza - World Economic Forum on Africa 2008.jpg Pierre Nkurunziza
(1963–)
Hutu 26 August 2005 Incumbent (mandate expires on 26 August 2020) 11 years, 35 days CNDD–FDD

Latest election[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Pierre Nkurunziza CNDD–FDD 1,961,510 69.41
Agathon Rwasa Independents of Hope 536,625 18.99
Gerard Nduwayo Union for National Progress 60,380 2.14
Jean Minani Front for Democracy in Burundi–Nyakuri 38,554 1.36
Jacques Bigirimana National Forces of Liberation 28,609 1.01
Domitien Ndayizeye National Rally for Reform 19,996 0.71
Jean De Dieu Mutabazi Coalition for Peace in Africa 4,436 0.16
Sylvestre Ntibantunganya Gira Ijambo 3,952 0.14
Invalid 103,420 3.66
Abstain 68,590 2.43
Total 2,826,072 100
Registered voters/turnout 3,848,119 73.44
Source: Adam Carr

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ However the incumbent has just been elected for a third term
  2. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-33658796
  3. ^ Styled as Chairman of the Supreme Revolutionary Council until 10 November 1976
  4. ^ Styled as Chairman of the Military Committee of National Salvation until 9 September 1987
  5. ^ Styled as Chairman of the Committee of Public Salvation, in rebellion

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