|6th President of Burundi|
6 April 1994 – 25 July 1996
|Prime Minister||Anatole Kanyenkiko (1994–1995)|
Antoine Nduwayo (1995–1996)
|Succeeded by||Pierre Buyoya|
|Born||8 May 1956|
Gishubi, Gitega, Burundi
|Political party||Front for Democracy in Burundi (FRODEBU)|
Sylvestre Ntibantunganya (born 8 May 1956) is a Burundi politician. He was Speaker of the National Assembly of Burundi from December 1993 to 1 October 1994. He was also President of Burundi from 6 April 1994 to 25 July 1996 (interim to October 1994).
Biography[change | change source]
He came into office when the previous president, Cyprien Ntaryamira, was killed in a plane crash. It was an assassination in which the Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana was also killed. Ntibantunganya left office when he was deposed by Pierre Buyoya in a military coup of 1996.
References[change | change source]
- "The Senate composition", Burundian Senate website (in French).
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