List of presidents of Burundi

This article lists the 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.

President of the
Republic of Burundi
Coat of arms of Burundi.svg
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Incumbent
Pierre Nkurunziza

since 26 August 2005
Term length7 years, limited to two terms.[a]
Inaugural holderMichel Micombero
Formation28 November 1966
DeputyVice-President of Burundi
WebsiteOfficial Website

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.

KeyEdit

Political parties
Other factions
Status
  •   Acting President
  •   In rebellion

List of officeholdersEdit

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Elected Term of office Ethnic group Political party Prime Minister(s)
Took office Left office Time in office
1   Michel Micombero
(1940–1983)
28 November 1966 1 November 1976
(deposed.)
9 years, 339 days Tutsi Military /
UPRONA
Nyamoya
2   Jean-Baptiste Bagaza
(1946–2016)[b]
1984 1 November 1976 3 September 1987
(deposed.)
10 years, 306 days Tutsi Military /
UPRONA
Nzambimana
3   Pierre Buyoya
(1949–)[c]
3 September 1987 10 July 1993 5 years, 310 days Tutsi Military /
UPRONA
Sibomana
4   Melchior Ndadaye
(1953–1993)
1993 10 July 1993 21 October 1993
(assassinated.)
103 days Hutu FRODEBU Kinigi
  François Ngeze
[d]
21 October 1993 27 October 1993 6 days Hutu Military /
UPRONA
  Sylvie Kinigi
(1953–)
27 October 1993 5 February 1994 101 days Tutsi UPRONA Herself
5   Cyprien Ntaryamira
(1955–1994)
5 February 1994 6 April 1994
(assassinated.)
60 days Hutu FRODEBU Kinigi
Kanyenkiko
6   Sylvestre Ntibantunganya
(1956–)
6 April 1994 1 October 1994 2 years, 110 days Hutu FRODEBU Kanyenkiko
Nduwayo
1 October 1994 25 July 1996
(deposed.)
(3)   Pierre Buyoya
(1949–)
25 July 1996 11 June 1998 6 years, 279 days Tutsi UPRONA Ndimira
11 June 1998 30 April 2003 Position abolished
7   Domitien Ndayizeye
(1953–)
30 April 2003 26 August 2005 2 years, 118 days Hutu FRODEBU
8   Pierre Nkurunziza
(1963–)
2005
2010
2015
26 August 2005 Incumbent 14 years, 215 days Hutu CNDD–FDD

Latest electionEdit

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 alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ However, Nkurunziza has been elected for a third term.[1]
  2. ^ Styled as Chairman of the Supreme Revolutionary Council until 10 November 1976.
  3. ^ Styled as Chairman of the Military Committee of National Salvation until 9 September 1987.
  4. ^ Styled as Chairman of the Committee of Public Salvation; in rebellion.

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