List of Presidents of Burkina Faso

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President of the
Republic of Burkina Faso
Presidential Standard of Burkina Faso.svg
Presidential Standard
Roch Marc Christian Kaboré.jpg
Incumbent
Roch Marc Christian Kaboré

since 29 December 2015
Residence Kossyam Palace
Term length 5 years
Inaugural holder Maurice Yaméogo
Formation 5 August 1960
Coat of arms of Burkina Faso.svg
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Burkina Faso

This is a list of Presidents of Burkina Faso since the formation of the post of President of the Republic of Upper Volta in 1960 to the present day.

A total of four people have served as President of Upper Volta/Burkina Faso (not counting four Military non-Presidential Heads of State, three Transitional Heads of State/Presidents and one Acting President in rebellion).

The current President of Burkina Faso is Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, since 29 December 2015.

Key[edit]

Political parties
Other factions
Status
  •   Military non-Presidential Head of State
  •   Transitional Head of State/President
  •   Acting President in rebellion

Presidents of Upper Volta/Burkina Faso[edit]

President
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Tenure Elected Political affiliation Prime Minister(s)
Took office Left office
Republic of Upper Volta
1 Maurice Yaméogo
(1921–1993)
Yameogo stamp 1960.png 5 August 1960 3 January 1966
(deposed.)
1965 UDV–RDA Position not established
2 Sangoulé Lamizana
(1916–2005)
No image.png 3 January 1966 25 November 1980
(deposed.)
1978 Military /
Independent
Ouédraogo
Himself
Conombo
Saye Zerbo
(1932–2013)[1]
No image.png 25 November 1980 7 November 1982
(deposed.)
Military Himself
Jean-Baptiste Ouédraogo
(1941–)[2]
No image.png 8 November 1982 4 August 1983
(deposed.)
Military Sankara
Thomas Sankara
(1949–1987)[3]
Siege UNIR PS Ouaga (cropped).jpg 4 August 1983 4 August 1984 Military Position abolished
Republic of Burkina Faso
Thomas Sankara
(1949–1987)[3]
Siege UNIR PS Ouaga (cropped).jpg 4 August 1984 15 October 1987
(assassinated in a coup d'état.)
Military Position abolished
3 Blaise Compaoré
(1951–)[4]
Blaise Compaoré 2014 White House.png 15 October 1987 31 October 2014
(resigned.)
1991, 1998, 2005, 2010 Military / FP
ODP–MT / CDP
Y. Ouédraogo
Kaboré
K. D. Ouedraogo
Yonli
Zongo
Tiao
Honoré Traoré
(1957–)[5]
No image.png 31 October 2014 1 November 2014 Military Position vacant
Yacouba Isaac Zida
(1965–)
No image.png 1 November 2014 18 November 2014 Military
(Regiment of Presidential Security)
Position vacant
Michel Kafando
(1942–)
Michel Kafando 2015-09-26.jpg 18 November 2014 17 September 2015
(deposed.)
Independent Zida
Gilbert Diendéré
(c. 1960–)[6]
Gilbert Diendéré 2010-05-01.jpg 17 September 2015 23 September 2015
(stepped down.)
Military
(Regiment of Presidential Security)
Position vacant
Chérif Sy
(1960–)[7]
No image.png 17 September 2015 23 September 2015 Independent Position vacant
Michel Kafando
(1942–)
Michel Kafando 2015-09-26.jpg 23 September 2015
(restored.)
29 December 2015 Independent Zida
4 Roch Marc Christian Kaboré
(1957–)
Roch Marc Christian Kaboré.jpg 29 December 2015 2015 MPP Thieba

Latest election[edit]

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Styled as President of Military Committee of Recovery for National Progress
  2. ^ Styled as Chairman of Provisional Committee of Popular Salvation (provisional to 11 November 1982) to 26 November 1982, then Head of State
  3. ^ a b Styled as Chairman of National Revolutionary Council and Head of State
  4. ^ Styled as President of Popular Front (from 31 October 1987 also Head of State) to 24 December 1991
  5. ^ Claimant
  6. ^ Styled as Chairman of National Council for Democracy
  7. ^ Styled as Acting President, in rebellion against Diendéré

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