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President of the
Republic of Burundi
Coat of arms of Burundi.svg
Coat of arms of Burundi
Evariste Ndayishimiye (cropped).jpg
Incumbent
Evariste Ndayishimiye

since 18 June 2020
Term length 7 years, limited to two terms.
Inaugural holder Michel Micombero
Formation 28 November 1966
Deputy Vice-President of Burundi
Website Official 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.

Pierre Nkurunziza was president, elected in 2005, however he died in office in 2020.

Key

Political parties
  •      Union for National Progress (UPRONA)
  •      Front for Democracy in Burundi (FRODEBU)
  •      National Council for the Defense of Democracy – Forces for the Defense of Democracy (CNDD–FDD)
Other factions
  •      Military
Status
  •      Acting President
  •      In rebellion

List of officeholders

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Elected Term of office Ethnic group Political party Prime Minister(s)
Took office Left office Time in office
1 No image.png Michel Micombero
(1940–1983)
28 November 1966 1 November 1976
(deposed.)
9 years, 339 days Tutsi Military /
UPRONA
Nyamoya
2 No image.png Jean-Baptiste Bagaza
(1946–2016)
1984 1 November 1976 3 September 1987
(deposed.)
10 years, 306 days Tutsi Military /
UPRONA
Nzambimana
3 Pierre Buyoya at Chatham House 2013 crop.jpg Pierre Buyoya
(1949–)
3 September 1987 10 July 1993 5 years, 310 days Tutsi Military /
UPRONA
Sibomana
4 Melchior Ndadaye.png Melchior Ndadaye
(1953–1993)
1993 10 July 1993 21 October 1993
(assassinated.)
103 days Hutu FRODEBU Kinigi
No image.png François Ngeze
(1947–)
21 October 1993 27 October 1993 6 days Hutu Military /
UPRONA
No image.png Sylvie Kinigi
(1953–)
27 October 1993 5 February 1994 101 days Tutsi UPRONA Herself
5 No image.png Cyprien Ntaryamira
(1955–1994)
5 February 1994 6 April 1994
(assassinated.)
60 days Hutu FRODEBU Kinigi
Kanyenkiko
6 No image.png 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 at Chatham House 2013 crop.jpg 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 2004.png Domitien Ndayizeye
(1953–)
30 April 2003 26 August 2005 2 years, 118 days Hutu FRODEBU
8 Pierre Nkurunziza 2014 press conference (cropped).jpg Pierre Nkurunziza
(1964–2020)
2005
2010
2015
26 August 2005 8 June 2020 14 years, 287 days Hutu CNDD–FDD
9 Evariste Ndayishimiye (cropped).jpg Evariste Ndayishimiye
(1968–)
2020 18 June 2020 Hutu CNDD–FDD

Footnotes

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