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July 27, 1996 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A day after toppling his second government in a military coup here, Burundi's new strongman had an unusual description Friday of his political philosophy. "I think I am a true democrat," explained Pierre Buyoya, a former army major who overthrew the government in 1987 and ruled by junta until 1993. That is when Buyoya allowed Burundi's first free elections. When he lost, he became the nation's first leader to voluntarily step down.
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July 27, 1996 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A day after toppling his second government in a military coup here, Burundi's new strongman had an unusual description Friday of his political philosophy. "I think I am a true democrat," explained Pierre Buyoya, a former army major who overthrew the government in 1987 and ruled by junta until 1993. That is when Buyoya allowed Burundi's first free elections. When he lost, he became the nation's first leader to voluntarily step down.
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