Burundi’s president-elect Evariste Ndashimiye was a former Olympic committee president. He becomes the latest former sports administrator to assume a high political office.
He was overwhelmingly elected with a 67.72 % of the votes casts.
He is a lawywer by profesion and served in the Burundi government as Interior and public security minister in 2006-2007
He also served in Burundi army.
George Weah is another sports personality to become president in Liberia.
Hopes are high in sports fraternity that sports will receive the required attention.
Ndashimiye will be sworn in August when Nkurunzinzas term comes toi an end.