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
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 one Chairman of the Committee of Public Salvation, in rebellion). Additionally, one person, Pierre Buyoya, has served on two non-consecutive occasions.

Presidents of Burundi[edit]

(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)

Colour key
(for political parties)
Status
  Denotes Acting President
President Term of office Political party
Portrait Name
(Born–Died)
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 /
Union for National Progress
2 No image.png Jean-Baptiste Bagaza
(b. 1946)[1]
Tutsi 1 November 1976 3 September 1987
(Deposed)
10 years, 306 days Military /
Union for National Progress
3 Pierre Buyoya at Chatham House 2013 crop.jpg Pierre Buyoya
(b. 1949)[2]
Tutsi 3 September 1987 10 July 1993 5 years, 310 days Military /
Union for National Progress
4 No image.png Melchior Ndadaye
(1953–1993)
Hutu 10 July 1993 21 October 1993
(Assassinated)
103 days Front for Democracy in Burundi
No image.png François Ngeze
[3]
Hutu 21 October 1993 27 October 1993 6 days Military /
Union for National Progress
No image.png Sylvie Kinigi
(b. 1953)
Tutsi 27 October 1993 5 February 1994 101 days Union for National Progress
5 No image.png Cyprien Ntaryamira
(1955–1994)
Hutu 5 February 1994 6 April 1994
(Assassinated)
60 days Front for Democracy in Burundi
6 No image.png Sylvestre Ntibantunganya
(b. 1956)
Hutu 6 April 1994 25 July 1996
(Deposed)
2 years, 110 days Front for Democracy in Burundi
(3) Pierre Buyoya at Chatham House 2013 crop.jpg Pierre Buyoya
(b. 1949)
Tutsi 25 July 1996 30 April 2003 6 years, 279 days Union for National Progress
7 No image.png Domitien Ndayizeye
(b. 1953)
Hutu 30 April 2003 26 August 2005 2 years, 118 days Front for Democracy in Burundi
8 Pierre Nkurunziza - World Economic Forum on Africa 2008.jpg Pierre Nkurunziza
(b. 1963)
Hutu 26 August 2005 Incumbent 9 years, 309 days National Council for the Defense of Democracy – Forces for the Defense of Democracy

Latest election[edit]

Party Candidate Votes Percentage
CNDD-FDD Pierre Nkurunziza 2,479,483 91.62%
Against 226,919 8.38%
Valid votes 2,706,402 98.93%
Invalid or blank votes 29,356 1.07%
Total (turnout: 76.98%) 2,735,758 100.00%
Electorate 3,553,372
Source: AFP, People's Daily Online

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Styled as Chairman of the Supreme Revolutionary Council until 10 November 1976
  2. ^ Styled as Chairman of the Military Committee of National Salvation until 9 September 1987
  3. ^ Styled as Chairman of the Committee of Public Salvation, in rebellion

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