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The office of Prime Minister of Burkina Faso was initially created in 1958, when Burkina Faso was a French colony named Upper Volta. The Prime Minister is appointed by the President with consent of the legislature. Executive power is shared between the President and Prime Minister.

List of Heads of Government of Burkina Faso

(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)

Tenure Incumbent Affiliation Notes
French Upper Volta (Haute-Volta)
18 May 1957 to 26 July 1958 Daniel Ouezzin Coulibaly, Vice President of the Government Council RDA/PDU  
26 July 1958 to 7 September 1958 Daniel Ouezzin Coulibaly, President of the Government Council PDU (contd.)
7 September 1958 to 11 December 1958 Maurice Yam√©ogo, President of the Government Council UDV  
Republic of Upper Volta Autonomous
(République de Haute-Volta)
11 December 1958 to 21 October 1958 Maurice Yaméogo, acting Prime Minister UDV (contd.)
21 October 1958 to 11 December 1959 Maurice Yaméogo, Prime Minister UDV (contd.)
11 December 1959 to 5 August 1960 post abolished    
Republic of Upper Volta Independence from France
(République de Haute-Volta)
5 August 1960 to 13 February 1971 post abolished    
13 February 1971 to 8 February 1974 G√©rard Kango Ouedraogo, Prime Minister UDV-RDA  
8 February 1974 to 7 July 1978 Sangoul√© Lamizana, Prime Minister MNR  
7 July 1978 to 25 November 1980 Joseph Conombo, Prime Minister UDV-RDA  
25 November 1980 to 7 November 1982 Saye Zerbo, Prime Minister Mil  
7 November 1982 to 10 January 1983 vacant    
10 January 1983 to 17 May 1983 Thomas Sankara, Prime Minister Mil  
16 June 1992 to 22 March 1994 Youssouf Ouedraogo, Prime Minister ODP-MT  
22 March 1994 to 4 August 1994 Roch Marc Christian Kabor√©, Prime Minister ODP-MT  
4 August 1994 to 15 August 1994 Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, Prime Minister ODP-MT (contd.)
Burkina Faso
15 August 1994 to 6 February 1996 Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, Prime Minister ODP-MT (contd.)
6 February 1996 to 7 November 2000 Kadr√© D√©sir√© Ouedraogo, Prime Minister CDP  
7 November 2000 to 11 June 2007 Paramanga Ernest Yonli, Prime Minister CDP  
11 June 2007 to present Tertius Zongo, Prime Minister CDP  


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 Volta√Įc 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‚Äď1966
UDV-RDA Union Démocratique du Voltaic-Rassemblement Démocratique Africain
(Voltaic Democratic Union-Rally for a Democratic Africa)
Mil Military
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