He is originally from Mugamba commune in Bururi Province.
Nduwimana was nominated by President Pierre Nkurunziza on 29 August 2005. He was endorsed by both chambers of parliament (National Assembly - 108 votes 'for', one abstention and 47 votes 'for', 1 'against' in the Senate) and immediately sworn in.
According to the constitution, Burundi's First Vice-President is responsible for political and administrative affairs.
Nduwimana announced on 7 November 2007 that he had resigned as First Vice-President and that Nkurunziza had accepted his resignation. This followed UPRONA's disapproval of what it considered to be Nduwimana's failure to unhold the party's interests in the government. On 8 November, another member of UPRONA, Yves Sahinguvu, was elected as First Vice-President. Afterwards, Nduwimana was reported to be seeking work with the United Nations Integrated Office in Burundi.
- "Burundi vice president resigns, is replaced amid growing tensions", Associated Press (International Herald Tribune), 8 November 2007.
- "Démission du premier vice-président burundais", Panapress (afriquenligne.fr), November 8, 2007 (French).
- "Burundi elects new vice president", Panapress (afriquenligne.fr), November 9, 2007.
- "L'ancien vice-président burundais à la recherche d'un emploi", Panapress (afriquenligne.fr), November 14, 2007 (French).
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