In early 1994 the parliament elected Cyprien Ntaryamira, also a Hutu, to the office of President. He was shot down while moving in a plane along with the President of Rwanda. Within a month
a wave of violence began. In 1996, Pierre Buyiya, a Tutsi, took power through a coup d'etat. he suspended the constitution as a president in 1998. In his time long peace talk started under the guidance of South Africa in the presence of 6 African countries ( Burundi, Rwanda. Zaire,Tanzania , uganda and South africa) and an agreement was arrived.Nelson mandela acted as facilitator in Arusha Peace process.
After 3 years of trasitional Govt. election was held under a new constitution and following results obtained.
Principal Govt. officials :
President - Pierre Nkurunziza,
First VicePresident - Yves Sahinguvu
Second Vice President - Gabriel Ntisezerana