No sitting East African Community head of state attended the burial ceremony for the late Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza held Friday.
Burundi President Evariste Ndayishimiye on Wednesday swore in Alain Guillaume Bunyoni as prime minister and Prosper Bazombanza as vice president
Both chambers of parliament—the National Assembly and the Senate—on Thursday approved the country’s new Prime Minister Bunyoni who is the current public security minister while Vice President Bazombanza returns to the office he held between 2014 and 2015.
“Alain Guillaume Bunyoni has just been approved by the parliament as the prime minister of the republic of Burundi with 92 of the MPs voting for him and two voted against,” Burundi parliament tweeted.
“Alain Bunyoni is approved unanimously by the senate as the prime minister of the republic on the proposal of HE Evariste Ndayishimiye,” Burundi senate tweeted.
However Burundi’s leading opposition party CNL criticised the move calling it as cheating by the government, “CNL members did not turn out to the sitting because the approval of the order paper for Vice president and prime minister was hidden and improvised,” the CNL party tweeted