Prime Minister of Burundi
Premier Ministre du Burundi (French)
Incumbent
Gervais Ndirakobuca
since 7 September 2022
AppointerThe King (1961–1966)
The President (1966–1998, 2020–present)
Formation26 January 1961
23 June 2020 (restored)
First holderJoseph Cimpaye
Abolished12 June 1998 – 23 June 2020

This article lists the prime ministers of Burundi since the formation of the post of Prime Minister of Burundi in 1961 until the present day. The office of Prime Minister was most recently abolished in 1998, and reinstated in 2020 with the appointment of Alain-Guillaume Bunyoni.[1][2]

Counting both the Kingdom and Republic periods, a total of fifteen people have served in the office (not counting one Acting Prime Minister). Additionally, two people, Pierre Ngendandumwe and Albin Nyamoya, served on two non-consecutive occasions.

List of officeholders

Political parties
  Union of People's Parties (UPP)
  Union for National Progress (UPRONA)
  National Council for the Defense of Democracy – Forces for the Defense of Democracy (CNDD–FDD)
Other factions
  Military
Status
  Acting Prime Minister

Prime ministers of the Kingdom of Burundi

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Ethnic group Political party King(s)
(Reign)
Took office Left office Time in office
Part of Ruanda-Urundi Mwambutsa IV

(1915–1966)
1 Joseph Cimpaye
(1932–1972)
26 January 1961 28 September 1961 245 days Hutu UPP
2 Louis Rwagasore
(1932–1961)
28 September 1961 13 October 1961
(assassinated.)
15 days Tutsi UPRONA
3 André Muhirwa
(1920–2003)
20 October 1961 1 July 1962 254 days Tutsi UPRONA
Independent country
(3) André Muhirwa
(1920–2003)
1 July 1962 10 June 1963 344 days Tutsi UPRONA
4 Pierre Ngendandumwe
(1930–1965)
18 June 1963 6 April 1964 293 days Hutu UPRONA
5 Albin Nyamoya
(1924–2001)
6 April 1964 7 January 1965 276 days Tutsi UPRONA
(4) Pierre Ngendandumwe
(1930–1965)
7 January 1965 15 January 1965
(assassinated.)
8 days Hutu UPRONA
Pié Masumbuko
(born 1931)
15 January 1965 26 January 1965 11 days Tutsi UPRONA
6 Joseph Bamina
(1925–1965)
26 January 1965 30 September 1965 247 days Hutu UPRONA
7 Léopold Biha
(1919–2003)
[a]
13 October 1965 8 July 1966
(deposed.)
268 days Tutsi UPRONA
8 Michel Micombero
(1940–1983)
11 July 1966 28 November 1966
(become President.)
140 days Tutsi Military /
UPRONA
Ntare V

(1966)

Prime ministers of the Republic of Burundi

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Ethnic group Political party President(s)
(Term)
Took office Left office Time in office
Post abolished (28 November 1966 – 15 July 1972)
1 Albin Nyamoya
(1924–2001)
15 July 1972 5 June 1973 325 days Tutsi UPRONA Michel Micombero

(1966–1976)
Post abolished (5 June 1973 – 12 November 1976)
2 Édouard Nzambimana
(1945–2015)
12 November 1976 13 October 1978 1 year, 335 days Tutsi UPRONA Jean-Baptiste Bagaza

(1976–1987)
Post abolished (13 October 1978 – 19 October 1988)
3 Adrien Sibomana
(born 1953)
19 October 1988 10 July 1993 4 years, 264 days Hutu UPRONA Pierre Buyoya

(1987–1993)
4 Sylvie Kinigi
(born 1953)
10 July 1993 7 February 1994 212 days Tutsi UPRONA Melchior Ndadaye

(1993)
Herself
(1993–1994)
Cyprien Ntaryamira

(1994)
5 Anatole Kanyenkiko
(born 1952)
7 February 1994 22 February 1995 1 year, 15 days Tutsi UPRONA
Sylvestre Ntibantunganya

(1994–1996)
6 Antoine Nduwayo
(born 1942)
22 February 1995 31 July 1996
[b]
1 year, 160 days Tutsi UPRONA
7 Pascal-Firmin Ndimira
(born 1956)
31 July 1996 12 June 1998 1 year, 316 days Hutu UPRONA Pierre Buyoya

(1996–2003)
Post abolished (12 June 1998 – 23 June 2020)
8 Alain-Guillaume Bunyoni
(born 1972)
23 June 2020 7 September 2022 2 years, 76 days Hutu CNDD–FDD Évariste Ndayishimiye

(2020–present)
9 Gervais Ndirakobuca
(born 1970)
7 September 2022 Incumbent 1 year, 239 days Hutu CNDD–FDD

Timeline

Gervais NdirakobucaAlain-Guillaume BunyoniPascal-Firmin NdimiraAntoine NduwayoAnatole KanyenkikoSylvie KinigiAdrien SibomanaÉdouard NzambimanaMichel MicomberoLéopold BihaJoseph BaminaPié MasumbukoAlbin NyamoyaPierre NgendandumweAndré MuhirwaLouis RwagasoreJoseph Cimpaye

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Served at the time of the 1965 coup attempt.
  2. ^ Resigned following the 1996 coup d'état.

References

  1. ^ Felix Tih (24 June 2020). "Burundi gets new prime minister after 22 years". Ankara, Turkey: Anadolu Agency. Retrieved 27 June 2020.
  2. ^ Staff writer (25 June 2020). "Burundi president swears in new Prime Minister". Pointe-Noire, Republic of the Congo: Africanews.com. Retrieved 27 June 2020.