List of presidents of Burundi

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President of the
Republic of Burundi
Coat of arms of Burundi.svg
Pierre Nkurunziza 2014 press conference (cropped).jpg
Incumbent
Pierre Nkurunziza

since 26 August 2005
Term length7 years, limited to two terms.[1][2]
Inaugural holderMichel Micombero
Formation28 November 1966
DeputyVice-President of Burundi
WebsiteOfficial Website

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.

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[change | change source]

Political parties
Other factions
Status
  •      Acting President
  •      In rebellion

List[change | change source]

No. President
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Tenure Elected Ethnic affiliation Political affiliation Prime Minister(s)
Took office Left office Time in office
1 Michel Micombero
(1940–1983)
No image.png 28 November 1966 1 November 1976
(deposed.)
9 years, 339 days Tutsi Military /
UPRONA
Nyamoya
2 Jean-Baptiste Bagaza
(1946–2016)[3]
No image.png 1 November 1976 3 September 1987
(deposed.)
10 years, 306 days 1984 Tutsi Military /
UPRONA
Nzambimana
3 Pierre Buyoya
(1949–)[4]
Pierre Buyoya at Chatham House 2013 crop.jpg 3 September 1987 10 July 1993 5 years, 310 days Tutsi Military /
UPRONA
Sibomana
4 Melchior Ndadaye
(1953–1993)
No image.png 10 July 1993 21 October 1993
(assassinated.)
103 days 1993 Hutu FRODEBU Kinigi
François Ngeze
[5]
No image.png 21 October 1993 27 October 1993 6 days Hutu Military /
UPRONA
Sylvie Kinigi
(1953–)
No image.png 27 October 1993 5 February 1994 101 days Tutsi UPRONA Herself
5 Cyprien Ntaryamira
(1955–1994)
No image.png 5 February 1994 6 April 1994
(assassinated.)
60 days Hutu FRODEBU Kinigi
Kanyenkiko
6 Sylvestre Ntibantunganya
(1956–)
No image.png 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–)
Pierre Buyoya at Chatham House 2013 crop.jpg 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–)
No image.png 30 April 2003 26 August 2005 2 years, 118 days Hutu FRODEBU
8 Pierre Nkurunziza
(1963–)
Pierre Nkurunziza 2014 press conference (cropped).jpg 26 August 2005 Incumbent 13 years, 345 days 2005
2010
2015
Hutu CNDD–FDD

Footnotes[change | change source]

  1. However the incumbent has just been elected for a third term
  2. http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-01/19/c_136906439.htm
  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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