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Jean-Baptiste Bagaza
2nd President of Burundi
In office
10 November 1976 – 3 September 1987
Prime Minister Édouard Nzambimana (1976–1978)
Preceded by Michel Micombero
Succeeded by Pierre Buyoya
Personal details
Born (1946-08-29)29 August 1946
Rutovu, southern Urundi
Died 4 May 2016(2016-05-04) (aged 69)
Brussels, Belgium
Political party Union for National Progress (UPRONA)

Colonel Jean-Baptiste Bagaza (29 August 1946 – 4 May 2016) was a Burundian politician. He was the Chairman of the Supreme Revolutionary Council in Burundi until November 10, 1976. He was President from November 10, 1976 to September 3, 1987. Bagaza was deposed in a military coup d'état. He was replaced as president by Pierre Buyoya. He went into exile in Uganda and later went to Libya, where he lived until 1993.

Bagaza died from unknown causes at a hospital in Brussels, Belgium on 4 May 2016, aged 69.

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