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Pierre Nkurunziza
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President of Burundi
In office
26 August 2005 – 8 June 2020
Vice President Martin Nduwimana
Yves Sahinguvu
Terence Sinunguruza
Preceded by Domitien Ndayizeye
Succeeded by Pascal Nyabenda (Acting)
Personal details
Born (1963-12-18)18 December 1963
Bujumbura, Burundi
Died 8 June 2020(2020-06-08) (aged 56)
Karuzi, Burundi
Political party National Council for the Defense of Democracy
Spouse(s) Denise Bucumi
Alma mater University of Burundi

Pierre Nkurunziza (18 December 1963 – 8 June 2020) was the President of Burundi. He began his term as President in 2005. He replaced Domitien Ndayizeye.

Before he was President, Nkurunziza was an activist for freedom fighting. His father was also a politician in Burundi.

Nkurunziza was hospitalized on 6 June 2020 after feeling unwell in Karuzi, Burundi. He later had a heart attack on two days later and died at the age of 55.

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