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President

Pierre Nkurunziza (2005)

First Vice President

Gaston Sindimwo (2016)

Second Vice President

Joseph Butore (2016)

Main Political Parties

There are 44 registered political parties, among them:

  • Burundi Democratic Front (FRODEBU)
  • National Council for the Defense of Democracy (CNDD-FDD)
  • Unity for National Progress (UPRONA)

Government

Presidential Republic. Multiparty, democratizing.

Legislature has an Upper House (Senate) and a Lower House (National Assembly)

Judiciary – based on French and German civil codes and customary law.

 

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