Key Figures

Chief of State:
President Pierre Nkurunziza
Head of Government:
President Pierre Nkurunziza

Overview

Government Name:
Republic of Burundi
Constitution:
Adopted: 1992; Constitution contains topics such as the state and sovereignty of the people; basic human rights; duties of the individual and the citizen; political parties; the executive/legislative branches and their relations; the independent judiciary; national councils; and treaties and international agreements.
Government Type:
Republic
Republic of Burundi Flag
Coat of Arms of Republic of Burundi

Index of Economic Freedom

Grades each country on a scale of 0 to 100, based on ten freedoms, with 100 representing the greatest amount of economic autonomy from government intervention. Source: Heritage Foundation (2018)

Country Risk Rating

E
The highest-risk political and economic situation and the most difficult business environment. Corporate default is likely. Source: Coface (2018)

Government Branches

Main Powers Election Process Election Cycle 1
Executive

The president appoints judges, is commander-in-chief of armed forces, and is in charge of executory tasks of the government.

The president is elected by absolute majority vote through a two round system.

5 years

Judicial

The supreme court is the highest court of the land.

Judges are nominated by the judicial service commission and then appointed by the president with the approval of the senate.

No term limit

Legislative

The legislative branch confirms president's appointments and is in charge of policy-making.

The senate has 34 members indirectly elected by electoral college. The national assembly has 100 members elected through a closed-list proportional representation system.

5 years

Regional Trade Blocs

International Organization Participation [2]

Environmental Agreements [3]

Tax Information [2]

Tax Authority:
Information not available
Tax Name:
Information not available

Sources:

  1. ElectionGuide http://www.electionguide.org/
  2. EY, http://www.ey.com
  3. CIA World Factbook, https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/
  4. U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/