List of Presidents of Burundi

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President of the
Republic of Burundi
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Pierre Nkurunziza 2014 press conference (cropped).jpg
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 article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Burundi

This is a list of Presidents of Burundi since the formation of the post of President of Burundi in 1966 (following the November coup d'état), to the present day.

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

The current President of Burundi is Pierre Nkurunziza, since 26 August 2005.

Key[edit]

Political parties
Other factions
Status
  •   Acting President
  •   In rebellion

Presidents of Burundi[edit]

President
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Tenure Elected Ethnic affiliation Political affiliation Prime Minister(s)
Took office Left office
1 Michel Micombero
(1940–1983)
No image.png 28 November 1966 1 November 1976
(deposed.)
Tutsi Military /
UPRONA
Nyamoya
2 Jean-Baptiste Bagaza
(1946–2016)[3]
No image.png 1 November 1976 3 September 1987
(deposed.)
1984 Tutsi Military /
UPRONA
Nzambimana
3 Pierre Buyoya
(1949–)[4]
Pierre Buyoya at Chatham House 2013 crop.jpg 3 September 1987 10 July 1993 Tutsi Military /
UPRONA
Sibomana
4 Melchior Ndadaye
(1953–1993)
No image.png 10 July 1993 21 October 1993
(assassinated.)
1993 Hutu FRODEBU Kinigi
François Ngeze
[5]
No image.png 21 October 1993 27 October 1993 Hutu Military /
UPRONA
Sylvie Kinigi
(1953–)
No image.png 27 October 1993 5 February 1994 Tutsi UPRONA Herself
5 Cyprien Ntaryamira
(1955–1994)
No image.png 5 February 1994 6 April 1994
(assassinated.)
Hutu FRODEBU Kinigi
Kanyenkiko
6 Sylvestre Ntibantunganya
(1956–)
No image.png 6 April 1994 1 October 1994 Hutu FRODEBU Kanyenkiko
Nduwayo
1 October 1994 25 July 1996
(deposed.)
(3) Pierre Buyoya
(1949–)
Pierre Buyoya at Chatham House 2013 crop.jpg 25 July 1996 11 June 1998 Tutsi UPRONA Ndimira
11 June 1998 30 April 2003 Position abolished
7 Domitien Ndayizeye
(1953–)
No image.png 30 April 2003 26 August 2005 Hutu FRODEBU
8 Pierre Nkurunziza
(1963–)
Pierre Nkurunziza 2014 press conference (cropped).jpg 26 August 2005 2005, 2010, 2015 Hutu 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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