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Sylvestre Ntibantunganya

Sylvestre Ntibantunganya (born 8 May 1956) is a Burundi politician. He was Speaker of the National Assembly of Burundi from December 1993 to October 1, 1994 and has served as the president of Burundi from 6 April 1994 until 25 July 1996 (interim to October 1994).

He was born at Gishubi, Gitega and is an ethnic Hutu. He served as foreign minister briefly during 1993.

He came into office when the previous president, Cyprien Ntaryamira, was killed in a plane crash (an assassination in which President Juvénal Habyarimana was also killed), and he left office when he was deposed in a military coup.

Ntiybantunganya is presently a Senator for life as a former head of state.[1][2]


  1. ^ Post-transition Senators' list, Burundian Senate website (French).
  2. ^ "The Senate composition", Burundian Senate website (French).
Preceded by
Cyprien Ntaryamira
President of Burundi
Succeeded by
Pierre Buyoya


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