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This is a list of Heads of Government of Burundi (Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)

Tenure Incumbent Affiliation Notes
Kingdom of Burundi Autonomous
1 July 1961 to 28 September 1961 Joseph Cimpaye, Prime Minister UPP Hutu
28 September 1961 to 13 October 1961 Prince Louis Rwagasore, Prime Minister UPRONA Tutsi
20 October 1961 to 1 July 1962 André Muhirwa, Prime Minister UPRONA Tutsi
Kingdom of Burundi Independence from Belgium
1 July 1962 to 10 June 1963 André Muhirwa, Prime Minister UPRONA Tutsi
18 June 1963 to 6 April 1964 Pierre Ngendandumwe, Prime Minister UPRONA Hutu; 1st Term
6 April 1964 to 7 January 1965 Albin Nyamoya, Prime Minister UPRONA Tutsi; 1st Term
7 January 1965 to 15 January 1965 Pierre Ngendandumwe, Prime Minister UPRONA Hutu; 2nd Term
15 January 1965 to 26 January 1965 Pié Masumbuko, acting Prime Minister UPRONA  
26 January 1965 to 30 September 1965 Joseph Bamina, Prime Minister UPRONA Hutu
13 October 1965 to 8 July 1966 Léopold Biha, Prime Minister UPRONA Tutsi
11 July 1966 to 28 November 1966 Michel Micombero, Prime Minister UPRONA Tutsi
(Republika y'u Burundi) {Republique du Burundi)
15 July 1972 to 5 June 1973 Albin Nyamoya, Prime Minister UPRONA Tutsi; 2nd Term
12 November 1976 to 13 October 1978 Édouard Nzambimana, Prime Minister UPRONA Tutsi
13 October 1978 to 19 October 1988 post abolished    
19 October 1988 to 10 July 1993 Adrien Sibomana, Prime Minister UPRONA Hutu
10 July 1993 to 7 February 1994 Sylvie Kinigi, Prime Minister UPRONA ♀; Tutsi
7 February 1994 to 22 February 1995 Anatole Kanyenkiko, Prime Minister UPRONA Tutsi
22 February 1995 to 31 July 1996 Antoine Nduwayo, Prime Minister UPRONA Tutsi
31 July 1996 to 12 June 1998 Pascal-Firmin Ndimira, Prime Minister UPRONA Hutu
12 June 1998 to present post abolished    


CNDD-FDD Conseil National Pour la Défense de la Démocratie–Forces pour la Défense de la Démocratie
   (National Council for the Defense of Democracy-Forces for the Defense of Democracy) - Predominantly Hutu
FRODEBU Front pour la Démocratie au Burundi
   (Front for Democracy in Burundi) - Hutu emancipatory
UPRONA Union pour le Progrès National
   (Union of National Progress) - authoritarian, estd.1957, from 1962 mainly ethnic Tutsi, dissolved 1987-1990
PALIPEHUTU Parti Libération du Peuple Hutu
   (Party for the Liberation of Hutu People) - Hutu emancipatory
PDC Parti Démocrate Chrétien
   (Christian Democratic Party) - conservative
UPP Union des Partis Populaires
   (Union of People’s Parties)
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