List of heads of state of Burkina Faso

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President of Burkina Faso
Président du Burkina Faso
Presidential Standard of Burkina Faso.svg
Presidential Standard
Roch Marc Christian Kaboré.jpg
Incumbent
Roch Marc Christian Kaboré

since 29 December 2015
ResidenceKosyam Palace
Term length5 years
Inaugural holderMaurice Yaméogo
Formation5 August 1960
Salary858,399 FCFA annually including allowances[1]
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This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Burkina Faso

This is a list of heads of state of Burkina Faso since the Republic of Upper Volta gained independence from France in 1960 to the present day.

A total of eight people have served as head of state of Upper Volta/Burkina Faso (not counting three Transitional Heads of State/Presidents and one Acting President in rebellion).

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

Titles[edit]

  • 1960–1980: President of the Republic
  • 1980–1982: President of Military Committee of Recovery for National Progress
  • 1982: Chairman of Provisional Committee of Popular Salvation
  • 1982–1983: Head of State
  • 1983–1987: Chairman of National Revolutionary Council and Head of State
  • 1987–1991: President of Popular Front and Head of State
  • 1991–2014: President of the Republic
  • 2015: Chairman of National Council for Democracy
  • 2015–present: President of the Republic

Key[edit]

Political parties
Other factions
Status
  •   Transitional Head of State/President
  •   Acting President in rebellion

List[edit]

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Elected Political affiliation Prime Minister(s)
Took office Left office Time in office
Republic of Upper Volta
1 Maurice Yaméogo, 1960.jpg Maurice Yaméogo
(1921–1993)
5 August 1960 3 January 1966
(deposed.)
5 years, 151 days 1959
1965
UDV–RDA Position not established
2 No image.png Sangoulé Lamizana
(1916–2005)
3 January 1966 25 November 1980
(deposed.)
14 years, 327 days 1978 Military /
Independent
Ouédraogo
Himself
Conombo
3 No image.png Saye Zerbo
(1932–2013)
25 November 1980 7 November 1982
(deposed.)
1 year, 347 days Military Himself
4 No image.png Jean-Baptiste Ouédraogo
(1941–)
9 November 1982 4 August 1983
(deposed.)
268 days Military Sankara
5 Thomas Sankara Portrait (cropped).jpg Thomas Sankara
(1949–1987)
4 August 1983 4 August 1984 1 year, 0 days Military Position abolished
Burkina Faso
(5) Thomas Sankara Portrait (cropped).jpg Thomas Sankara
(1949–1987)
4 August 1984 15 October 1987
(assassinated.)
3 years, 72 days Military Position abolished
6 Blaise Compaoré 2014 White House.png Blaise Compaoré
(1951–)
15 October 1987 31 October 2014
(resigned.)
27 years, 16 days 1991
1998
2005
2010
Military / FP
ODP–MT / CDP
Y. Ouédraogo
Kaboré
K. D. Ouedraogo
Yonli
Zongo
Tiao
General Honore Traore (Burkina Faso).jpg Honoré Traoré
(1957–)
(claimant.)
31 October 2014 1 November 2014 1 day Military Position vacant
Photo de SEM Yacouba Isaac Zida.jpg Yacouba Isaac Zida
(1964–)
1 November 2014 18 November 2014 17 days Military
(RSP)
Position vacant
Michel Kafando 2015-09-26.jpg Michel Kafando
(1942–)
18 November 2014 17 September 2015
(deposed.)
303 days Independent Zida
7 Gilbert Diendéré 2010-05-01.jpg Gilbert Diendéré
(c. 1960–)
17 September 2015 23 September 2015
(stepped down.)
6 days Military
(RSP)
Position vacant
No image.png Chérif Sy
(1960–)
(in opposition to Diendéré.)
17 September 2015 23 September 2015 6 days Independent Position vacant
Michel Kafando 2015-09-26.jpg Michel Kafando
(1942–)
23 September 2015
(restored.)
29 December 2015 97 days Independent Zida
8 Roch Marc Christian Kaboré.jpg Roch Marc Christian Kaboré
(1957–)
29 December 2015 Incumbent 3 years, 324 days 2015 MPP Thieba
Dabiré

Latest election[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Roch Marc Christian Kaboré People's Movement for Progress 1,668,169 53.49
Zéphirin Diabré Union for Progress and Reform 924,811 29.65
Tahirou Barry National Rebirth Party 96,457 3.09
Bénéwendé Stanislas Sankara Union for Rebirth / Sankarist Party 86,459 2.77
Ablassé Ouedraogo Alternative Faso 60,134 1.93
Saran Sérémé Party for Development and Reform 53,900 1.73
Victorien Barnabé Wendkouni Tougouma African Movement of the Peoples 50,893 1.63
Jean-Baptiste Natama Independent 42,497 1.36
Isaaka Zampaligré Independent 38,064 1.22
Adama Kanazoé Independent 37,766 1.21
Ram Ouédraogo Rally of the Ecologists of Burkina 21,161 0.68
Maurice Denis Salvador Yameogo Rally of Democrats for Faso 15,266 0.49
Boukaré Ouédraogo Independent 15,007 0.48
Françoise Toé Independent 8,111 0.26
Invalid/blank votes 191,293
Total 3,309,988 100
Registered voters/turnout 5,517,015 60.00
Source: CENI

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Salaire des agents de l'Etat : Ce que gagnent les hautes personnalités - leFaso.net, l'actualité au Burkina Faso". lefaso.net.