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Prosper Bazombanza named Burundi Vice President

Burundi’s new Vice President

BUJUMBURA, Burundi | XINHUA | Burundian President Evariste Ndayishimiye has named a new Vice President and Prime Minister, a day after Burundian parliament  approved their nominations.

The opposition party National Progress Union (UPRONA) retained a post of the vice president in the new government after its member Prosper Bazombanza, the former Burundian First Vice-President from 2014 to 2015, was approved to become the only vice president in the new government in accordance with the amended Constitution promulgated in 2018.

The new Constitution created the post of prime minister and cuts the number of vice presidents from two to one. It also provided that the prime minister is to be designated from the ruling party, while the vice president will come from a different party.

Bazombanza served as Director General of the National Social Security Institute from 2016 to 2017. He is the Secretary General of the Insurance Regulatory and Control Agency up to now.

Minister of Public Security and Disaster Management of Burundi Alain Guillaume Bunyoni was approved as Prime Minister.

Bunyoni had served as the head of the Burundian police, senior advisor in the office of the president in charge of civil affairs and Permanent Secretary of the National Security Council.

President of the National Assembly Pascal Nyabenda announced that Bazombanza and Bunyoni will be sworn in on Wednesday.

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