List of political parties in Burundi

Burundi has a multi-party system, with two or three strong parties and a third party that is electorally successful. Most parties are usually based on ethnic background, representing the majority Hutu or minority Tutsi and Twa groups. Before 1993, Burundi did not have contested multi-party elections.

Parties represented in Parliament

Party Abbr. Flag Leader Ideology Senate Assembly
National Council for the Defense of Democracy – Forces for the Defense of Democracy
Conseil national pour la défense de la démocratie - Forces de défense de la démocratie
CNDD-FDD Révérien Ndikuriyo Hutu
Right-wing populism
34 / 43
86 / 123
National Congress for Liberty
Congrès national pour la liberté
CNL Agathon Rwasa Hutu interests
1 / 43
32 / 123
Union for National Progress
Union pour le progrès national
UPRONA Abel Gashatsi Burundi nationalism
Tutsi interests
1 / 43
2 / 123

Parties without parliamentary representation

Defunct Parties

  • Abanyamajambere Party (AB)
  • African National Union of Ruanda-Urundi (UNARU)
  • Association of Barundi Progressives and Democrats (APRODEBA)
  • Barundi Workers' Rally (RTB)
  • Burundi Workers' Party (UBU)
  • Christian Democratic Party (PDC)
  • Country Democratic Rally (RDP)
  • Country Democratic Union (UDP)
  • Free Socialist Party of Burundi (PARSOCILIBRE)
  • National Union of Burundi-Abadahemuka (UNB-Abadahemuka)
  • Party for the Independence of Burundi (PIBU)
  • People's Emancipation Party (PEP)
  • People's Party (PP)
  • People's Rally of Burundi (RPB)
  • People's Union of Burundi (UPB)
  • Progressive Movement of Burundi (MPB)
  • Reconciliation Party (PR)
  • Rural Democratic Party (PDR)
  • Rural Movement of Burundi (MRB)
  • Union for Hutu Promotion (UPROHUTU)
  • Union of People's Parties (UPP)
  • Union of the Hutu, Tutsi, and Twa of Burundi (UHTTB)
  • Voice of the Murundi People (VPM)
  • Young Workers' Party of Burundi (PDJTB)

See also

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