List of heads of state of Burkina Faso

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President of Burkina Faso
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Incumbent
Honoré Traoré

since 31 October 2014
Term length 5 years
Inaugural holder Maurice Yaméogo
Formation 5 August 1960
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List of heads of state of Burkina Faso[edit]

(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)

Tenure Portrait Incumbent Affiliation Notes
Republic of Upper Volta Autonomous Republic
(République de Haute-Volta)
11 December 1959 to 5 August 1960 Yameogo stamp 1960.png Maurice Yaméogo, President MDV
Republic of Upper Volta Independence from France
(République de Haute-Volta)
5 August 1960 to 3 January 1966 Yameogo stamp 1960.png Maurice Yaméogo, President UDV Deposed in a coup d'état
3 January 1966 to 25 November 1980 Sangoulé Lamizana, President Mil/MNR Deposed in a coup d'état
25 November 1980 to 7 November 1982 Saye Zerbo, President of the Military Committee of Recovery for National Progress Mil Deposed in a coup d'état
8 November 1982 to 11 November 1982 Jean-Baptiste Ouédraogo, Provisional Chairman of the Provisional Committee of Popular Salvation Mil
11 November 1982 to 26 November 1982 Jean-Baptiste Ouédraogo, Chairman of the Provisional Committee of Popular Salvation
26 November 1982 to 4 August 1983 Jean-Baptiste Ouédraogo, Head of State Mil Deposed in a coup d'état
4 August 1983 to 4 August 1984 ThomasSankara.jpg Thomas Sankara, Chairman of the National Revolutionary Council and Head of State Mil
Burkina Faso
4 August 1984 to 15 October 1987 ThomasSankara.jpg Thomas Sankara, Chairman of the National Revolutionary Council and President Mil Murdered in a coup d'état
15 October 1987 to 31 October 1987 Blaise Compaoré.jpeg Blaise Compaoré, President of the Popular Front Mil/FP
31 October 1987 to December 1991 Blaise Compaoré, President of the Popular Front and Head of State
December 1991 to 24 December 1991 ODP-MT/CPD
24 December 1991 to 31 October 2014 Blaise Compaoré, President

Affiliations[edit]

CDP Congrès pour la Démocratie et le Progrès
(Congress for Democracy and Progress) extreme left, abandoned marxism 1 August 1997, former ODP-MT
PDP Parti pour la Démocratie et le Progrès
(Party for Democracy and Progress) social-democratic
FP Front Popular
(Popular Front)
MDV Voltaïc Democratic Movement
MNR National Movement for Renewal
ODP-MT Organisation pour la Démocratie Populaire-MT
(Organization for People's Democracy-Worker's Movement) renamed CDP
PDU Parti Démocratique Unifié
(Unified Democratic Party)
RDA Rassemblement Démocratique Africain
(Rally for a Democratic Africa)
UDV Union Démocratique du Volta
(Democratic Union of Volta) only legal party 1960-1966
UDV-RDA Union Démocratique du Voltaic-Rassemblement Démocratique Africain
(Voltaic Democratic Union-Rally for a Democratic Africa)
Mil Military
31 October 2014 - present Honoré Traoré, President Mil
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Latest election[edit]

e • d Summary of the 21 November 2010 Burkinabé presidential election results
Candidates Votes %
Blaise CompaoréCongress for Democracy and Progress 1,358,941 80.2
Hama Arba DialloParty for Democracy and Socialism 138,666 8.2
Bénéwendé Stanislas SankaraUnion for Rebirth / Sankarist Movement 107,377 6.3
Boukari KaboréPan-African Sankarist Union / Progressive Movement 39,029 2.3
Maxime Kaboré 24,888 1.5
Pargui Emile ParéPeople's Movement for Socialism / Federal Party 14,461 0.9
Ouampoussoga François KaboréParty for Democracy and Progress / Socialist Party 10,909 0.6
Total (turnout 54.9%) 1,694,271 100.0
Invalid votes (4.7%) 84,422
Total votes 1,778,693
Registered Voters 3,239,777
Source: Adam Carr's Election Archive

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