Burundi’s new president Evariste Ndayishimiye Sworn in

Burundi Army Gen. Evariste Ndayishimiye gestures to party supporters after being chosen as their presidential candidate, at a national conference for the ruling CNDD-FDD party in the rural province of Gitega, Burundi Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. Burundi's ruling party chose Gen. Evariste Ndayishimiye to be its candidate in the presidential election set for May, signaling that the country's current president Pierre Nkurunziza will now retire after serving three terms. (AP Photo/Berthier Mugiraneza)

Burundi’s new president has been sworn into office today, Thursday, 18 June. This is coming on the heels of the death of the former President, Pierre Nkurunziza who died of heart attack.

Evariste won the election held on the 20th of May but was delayed from being sworn in by the State constitutional court ruling which asked that investiture be provided following the death of former president Nkurunziza.

The new president has, however, been sworn in today at the Ingoma stadium in Gitekay. He toak the oath of office and was announced the president of the country.

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