List of Prime Ministers of Burkina Faso

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Prime Minister of the
Republic of Burkina Faso
Coat of arms of Burkina Faso.svg
Coat of Arms
Incumbent
Paul Kaba Thieba

since 6 January 2016
Appointer Roch Marc Christian Kaboré,
as President of Burkina Faso
Inaugural holder Gérard Kango Ouédraogo
Formation 13 February 1971
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This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Burkina Faso

This is a list of Prime Ministers of Burkina Faso since the formation of the post of Prime Minister of the Republic of Upper Volta in 1971 to the present day.

A total of thirteen people have served as Prime Minister of Upper Volta/Burkina Faso.

The current Prime Minister of Burkina Faso is Paul Kaba Thieba, since 6 January 2016.

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Political parties
Other factions

Prime Ministers of Upper Volta/Burkina Faso[edit]

Prime Minister
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Tenure Election Political affiliation President(s)
Took office Left office
Republic of Upper Volta
1 Gérard Kango Ouédraogo
(1925–2014)
No image.png 13 February 1971 8 February 1974 1970 UDV–RDA Lamizana
2 Sangoulé Lamizana
(1916–2005)
No image.png 8 February 1974 7 July 1978 Independent Himself
3 Joseph Conombo
(1917–2008)
No image.png 7 July 1978 25 November 1980
(deposed.)
1978 UDV–RDA Lamizana
4 Saye Zerbo
(1932–2013)
No image.png 25 November 1980 7 November 1982
(deposed.)
Military Himself
Vacant (7 November 1982 – 10 January 1983)
5 Thomas Sankara
(1949–1987)
Siege UNIR PS Ouaga (cropped).jpg 10 January 1983 17 May 1983
(dismissed and arrested.)
Military Ouédraogo
Post abolished (17 May 1983 – 4 August 1984)
Republic of Burkina Faso
Post abolished (4 August 1984 – 16 June 1992)
6 Youssouf Ouédraogo
(1949–)
Ouedraogo.jpg 16 June 1992 22 March 1994 1992 ODP–MT Compaoré
7 Roch Marc Christian Kaboré
(1957–)
Roch Marc Christian Kaboré.jpg 22 March 1994 6 February 1996 ODP–MT Compaoré
8 Kadré Désiré Ouedraogo
(1953–)
No image.png 6 February 1996 7 November 2000 1997 CDP Compaoré
9 Paramanga Ernest Yonli
(1956–)
Paramanga Ernest Yonli.JPG 7 November 2000 11 June 2007 2002 CDP Compaoré
10 Tertius Zongo
(1957–)
TertiusZongo.jpg 11 June 2007 18 April 2011
(dismissed.)
2007 CDP Compaoré
11 Luc-Adolphe Tiao
(1954–)
No image.png 18 April 2011 30 October 2014
(dismissed.)
2012 CDP Compaoré
Vacant (30 October – 19 November 2014)
12 Yacouba Isaac Zida
(1965–)
No image.png 19 November 2014 17 September 2015
(deposed.)
Military
(Regiment of Presidential Security)
Kafando
Vacant (17 – 23 September 2015)
(12) Yacouba Isaac Zida
(1965–)
No image.png 23 September 2015
(restored.)
29 December 2015 Military Kafando
Vacant (29 December 2015 – 6 January 2016)
13 Paul Kaba Thieba
(1960–)
No image.png 6 January 2016 2015 Independent Kaboré

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