Burundi Legislature

The Burundi Legislature is an important division of the Burundi government that is based on the bicameral system comprising of the Senate and the National Assembly.

The Senate

The Senate is the upper chamber of Parliament in Burundi. It consists of no fewer than 37 and no more than 54 members who serve 5-year terms.

Two Senators are chosen by electoral colleges of communal councilors from each of the 17 provinces of Burundi. Three Senators represent the Twa ethnic group and additional members may be co-opted to meet the 30% gender representation quota for women. Former heads of state automatically become Senators.

The National Assembly

The National Assembly is the lower chamber of Parliament in Burundi. It consists of 100 directly elected members (or deputies) and between 18 to 21 co-opted members who serve five-year terms.

Deputies are elected in 17 multi-member constituencies using a party-list proportional representation system in accordance with the d’Hondt method. Political parties and lists of independent candidates must receive over 2% of the vote nationally to gain representation in the National Assembly.

Burundi Council of Ministers

The Burundi Council of Ministers is elected by the President. The Burundi government comprises of twenty members who are known as the Burundi Council of Ministers. The executive branch of the government consists of the president, vice-president and the council of ministers. According to the new 2005 constitution, Hutus must occupy sixty percent of the seats and the Tutsis a total of forty percent, addition, three co-opted members represent the Twa ethnic group.

The parliament of Burundi has thirteen men as council of ministers among which nine are Hutus and four Tutsis. There are also seven women in the Council of Ministers of the Burundi parliament. Among the women ministers, two are Hutus and five are Tutsis. It is a rule in the Burundi parliament that thirty percent of the seats should be reserved for women candidates.

Political Parties

The Burundi political parties play a key role in governing the country.

The following are the names of the political parties whose members form the council of ministers of the Burundi parliament:

FRODEBU (Front for Democracy in Burundi)

UPRONA (Union For National Progress)

CNDD-FDD (National Council for the Defense of Democracy)

MRC (Movement for the Rehabilitation of Citizens-Rurenzangemero)

PARENA (Party for National Recovery)

Members of the Legislature 2010-2015

Name and surname

Area

Party

Alfred Ahingejeje

Cibitoke

 

Christine Arakaza

Muyinga

CNDD-FDD

Remy Barampama

Bujumbura-Mairie

CNDD-FDD

Bararufise Marceline

Rutana

UPRONA

Alexis Barekebavuge

Cibitoke

CNDD-FDD

Berahino Gloriose

Kayanza

CNDD-FDD

Bigirimana Alphonsine

Karusi

CNDD-FDD

Bucumi Moses

Ruyigi

CNDD-FDD

Bucumi Pasteur

Makamba

CNDD-FDD

Henri Bukumbanya

Ruyigi

CNDD-FDD

Bosokoza Bernard

Bujumbura-Mairie

UPRONA

Joseph Butore

Cibitoke

CNDD-FDD

Butoyi Stany

Karusi

CNDD-FDD

Leocadia Gafurero

Bubanza

CNDD-FDD

Gahimbare Joselyne

Kayanza

CNDD-FDD

Gahungu Juvenal

Bujumbura-Rural

FRODEBU Nyakuri

Jacques Gasuhuke

Cankuzo

UPRONA

Gasutwa Bonaventure

Bujumbura

UPRONA

Odette Habonimana

Bujumbura-Rural

CNDD-FDD

Hakizimana Emilien

Kayanza

CNDD-FDD

Hatungimana Leonidas

Cankuzo

CNDD-FDD

Havyarimana Juvenal

Bubanza

CNDD-FDD

Jean Ihotorihigwa

Ngozi

UPRONA

Hope Inamahoro

Bururi

CNDD-FDD

François Kabura

Makamba

UPRONA

Justine Kamariza

Kirundo

CNDD-FDD

Kangoye Jovithe

Cibitoke

CNDD-FDD

Karenga Ramadhan

Bururi

CNDD-FDD

Karerwa Mo-Mamo

Gitega

CNDD-FDD

Kuntwari Elias

Karusi

TWA

Manirakiza Abdallah

Bururi

CNDD-FDD

Masudi Selemani

Kirundo

CNDD-FDD

Miburo Gaudentius

Ruyigi

CNDD-FDD

Jean Minani

Kirundo

FRODEBU Nyakuri

Minani Marie Therese

Kirundo

CNDD-FDD

Misago Sebastian

Muyinga

UPRONA

Mudugu Poppo

Bujumbura-Mairie

UPRONA

Claude Nahayo

Ngozi

CNDD-FDD

Nankwahomba Melchior

Kirundo

CNDD-FDD

Ncahinyeretse Ladislas

Karusi

UPRONA

André Ndayizamba

Bururi

UPRONA

Ndayizeye Gloriose

Gitega

CNDD-FDD

Ndayizeye Sylvestre

Karusi

CNDD-FDD

Ndayiziga Oscar

Muramvya

CNDD-FDD

Ndihokubwayo Norbert

Gitega

FRODEBU Nyakuri

Ndikumana Constantin

Gitega

CNDD-FDD

Ndikumana Evariste

Bujumbura-Mairie

Ndikumana Juvenal

Ngozi

CNDD-FDD

Ndimurwanko Anne-Marie

Muyinga

CNDD-FDD

Charles Nditije

Bururi

UPRONA

Ndoricimpa Gabriel

Ruyigi

CNDD-FDD

Ndururutse Gaudentius

Muyinga

CNDD-FDD

Edward Nduwimana

Kayanza

CNDD-FDD

Nduwimana Godeberthe

Muramvya

CNDD-FDD

Nduwimana Sennel

Kayanza

CNDD-FDD

Nduwuburundi Félicien

Bujumbura-Rural

CNDD-FDD

Jeremiah Ngendakumana

Muramvya

CNDD-FDD

Ezekiel Nibigira

Bujumbura-Rural

CNDD-FDD

Nihoreho Bliss

Cibitoke

CNDD-FDD

Nimushimirimana Vianney

Kayanza

UPRONA

Felix Niragira

Ngozi

CNDD-FDD

Christine Nitereka

Gitega

CNDD-FDD

Niyonkuru Spès

Rutana

CNDD-FDD

Niyoyankana Bonaventure

Gitega

UPRONA

Niyoyunguruza Method

Mwaro

UPRONA

Niyuhire Bliss

Cankuzo

CNDD-FDD

Niyongeko Ildégonde

Mwaro

CNDD-FDD

Pierre Nizigiyimana

Karusi

CNDD-FDD

Gerard Nkunzimana

Kirundo

CNDD-FDD

Nkurunziza Aimé

Cibitoke

CNDD-FDD

Nsabimana Marie Rose

Ngozi

CNDD-FDD

Gisele Nsavyimana

Karusi

CNDD-FDD

Nsesema Jean Marie Pascal

Bubanza

CNDD-FDD

Nshimirimana Georges

Gitega

CNDD-FDD

Joseph Ntakamurenga

Rutana

CNDD-FDD

Joseph Ntakarutimana

Ngozi

CNDD-FDD

Ntangamajeri Diomedes

Mwaro

CNDD-FDD

Ntanyungu Festus

Bururi

CNDD-FDD

Ntanyungu Marie Rose

Karusi

CNDD-FDD

Ntasano Oscar

Makamba

CNDD-FDD

Ntavyohanyuma Pie

Kayanza

CNDD-FDD

Ntawunkunda Ildefonso

Muyinga

CNDD-FDD

Joseph Ntidendereza

Bururi

FRODEBU Nyakuri

Ntimpirangeza Gregory

Gitega

CNDD-FDD

Ntinanirwa Consolate

Makamba

CNDD-FDD

Gertrude Nunzubumwe

Ngozi

CNDD-FDD

Nyabenda Pascal

Bubanza

CNDD-FDD

Nyenimigabo Jean Jacques

Gitega

CNDD-FDD

Nzeyimana Leontine

Makamba

CNDD-FDD

Nzigamasabo Jean Baptiste

Kirundo

CNDD-FDD

Rucaragi Amédée

Gitega

CNDD-FDD

Mohamed Rukara

Bujumbura-Mairie

CNDD-FDD

Rukuki Claudine

Rutana

CNDD-FDD

Benign Rurahinda

Bujumbura-Mairie

CNDD-FDD

Ryahama Pasteur

Kirundo

UPRONA

Yves Sahinguvu

Muramvya

UPRONA

Sendazirasa Annonciate

Ngozi

CNDD-FDD

Simbakira Etienne

Cibitoke

UPRONA

Eric Sindayihebura

Bujumbura-Mairie

CNDD-FDD

Denise Sindokotse

Bujumbura-Rural

CNDD-FDD

Sinomenya Salvator

Bujumb Ura-Rural

FRODEBU Nyakuri

Sinzotuma Cyprien

Muyinga

CNDD-FDD

Sorongo Yolande

Ruyigi

CNDD-FDD

Turinumugabo Ildefonso

Muyinga

CNDD-FDD

Uwimana Charlotte

Ngozi

CNDD-FDD

Uwizeye Ibrahim

Muyinga

CNDD-FDD

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