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Female Heads of State of Burundi Former German Colony, 1922-46 League of Nations’ Mandate Territory and United Nations Trust Territory 1946-61, Autonomy 1961, and, independent Monarchy 1962 and a Republic since 1966.
Also see Burundi Ministers
1908-15 Regent, The Queen Mother
For Mutaga IV who was deposed in 1915. Her full name was Mugabekazi Nidi Ririkumutima Bizama hitanzimiza Mwezi, and she was killed (1917)
1972- Head of the Sovereign Family
Crown Princess Rose Paula Iribagiza of Burundi
She succeeded her brother, Ntare V, as head of the Royal family. He was deposed in 1966 after a couple of months on the throne. Their father Mwambutsa IV Bangiriange (1915-66) was also deposed. He died 1977. Her first husband was André Muhirwa who was Premier Minister 1962-63. In 1984 she married Frédéric Van de Sande. Mother of 3 sons and 5 daughters.
1993-94 De-facto Acting President
Sylvie Kinigi (27.10-5.2)
1993-94 Premier Minister (10.7-6.2.)
During the Civil War the President was killed and she the highest ranking remaining person. (b. 1952-)
2005-06 2. Vice-President Alice Nzomukunda
As Deputy Chief of State and Government, she is responsible for Economic and Social issues. Secretary General of the Transitional National Assembly 2004-05 and Spokesperson of RAFEBU (Ralliement des associations des Femmes Burundaises) and the League of the Women of CNDD-FDD. 1. Vice-President of the National Assembly 2007-08, Leader of the Democratic Alliance for Renewal (ADR) from 2009 and Presidential Candidate in 2010. (b. 1966-).
2006-07 2. Vice-President Marina Barampama
Secretary General of the Women's Leauge of the Cndd-fdd Party from 2006.
Last update 10.03.10