Jean-Baptiste Bagaza

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Jean-Baptiste Bagaza
2nd President of Burundi
In office
1 November 1976 – 3 September 1987
Prime Minister Édouard Nzambimana (1976–1978)
Preceded by Michel Micombero
Succeeded by Pierre Buyoya
Personal details
Born (1946-08-29) 29 August 1946 (age 72)[1]
southern Urundi[2]
Political party Union for National Progress (UPRONA)

Colonel Jean-Baptiste Bagaza (born 29 August 1946) is a Burundian politician who was Chairman of the Supreme Revolutionary Council in Burundi until November 10, 1976, and President from November 10, 1976 to September 3, 1987. While travelling abroad, Bagaza was deposed in a military coup d'état. He was replaced as president by Pierre Buyoya, and went into exile in Uganda and later went to Libya,[3] where he lived until 1993.

Since 1994, he has led the Party for National Recovery (PARENA). He is a Senator for life as a former head of state.[4][5]


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  3. Europa Publications (2004). Africa South of the Sahara 2004. Routledge. p. 135. ISBN 1-85743-183-9.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "POST TRANSITION SENATORS' LIST", Burundian Senate website (French).
  5. "The Senate composition", Burundian Senate website (French).
Political offices
Preceded by
Michel Micombero
President of Burundi
Succeeded by
Pierre Buyoya