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Maurice Yaméogo took office as president of the autonomous Republic of Upper Volta on December 11, 1959. The current style, Président du Faso, was assumed by Blaise Compaoré in 1991.

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List of heads of state of Burkina Faso

(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)

Tenure Incumbent Affiliation Notes
Upper Volta Autonomous French Territory
(Haute-Volta)
6 September 1958 to 11 December 1959 Ouezzin Coulibaly, "Vice-président du conseil de gouvernement" RDA  
11 December 1959 to 5 August 1960 Maurice Yaméogo, "Vice-président du conseil de gouvernement" MDV  
Republic of Upper Volta Autonomous Republic
(République de Haute-Volta)
11 December 1959 to 5 August 1960 Maurice Yaméogo, President MDV  
Republic of Upper Volta Independence from France
(République de Haute-Volta)
5 August 1960 to 4 January 1966 Maurice Yaméogo, President UDV (contd.)
4 January 1966 to 25 November 1980 Sangoulé Lamizana, President Mil/MNR  
25 November 1980 to 7 November 1982 Saye Zerbo, President of the Military Committee of Recovery for National Progress Mil  
8 November 1982 to 11 November 1982 Jean-Baptiste Ouedraogo, Provisional Chairman of the Provisional Committee of Popular Salvation Mil  
11 November 1982 to 26 November 1982 Jean-Baptiste Ouedraogo, Chairman of the Provisional Committee of Popular Salvation (contd.)
26 November 1982 to 4 August 1983 Jean-Baptiste Ouedraogo, Head of State Mil (contd.)
4 August 1983 to 4 August 1984 Thomas Sankara, Chairman of the National Revolutionary Council and Head of state Mil  
Burkina Faso
4 August 1984 to 15 October 1987 Thomas Sankara, Chairman of the National Revolutionary Council and Président of Faso Mil  
15 October 1987 to 31 October 1987 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 (contd.)
December 1991 to 24 December 1991 ODP-MT (contd.)
24 December 1991 to 1996 Blaise Compaoré, President (contd.)
1996 to present Blaise Compaoré, President CPD (contd.)

Affiliations


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
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Latest election

e • d  Summary of the 13 November 2005 Burkina Faso presidential election results
Candidates - Nominating parties Votes %
Blaise Compaoré - Congress for Democracy and Progress (Congrès pour la Démocratie et le Progrès) 1,660,148 80.35
Bénéwendé Stanislas Sankara - Union for Rebirth/Sankarist Movement (Union pour la Renaissance/Mouvement Sankariste) 100,816 4.88
Laurent Bado - National Rebirth Party (Parti de la Renaissance Nationale) 53,743 2.60
Philippe Ouédraogo - Party for Democracy and Socialism (Parti pour la Démocratie et le Socialisme) 47,146 2.28
Ram Ouédraogo - Rally of the Ecologists of Burkina 42,061 2.04
Ali Lankoandé - Party for Democracy and Progress/Socialist Party (Parti pour la Démocratie et le Progrès/Parti Socialiste) 35,949 1.74
Norbert Tiendrébéogo - Social Forces Front (Front des Forces Sociales) 33,353 1.61
Soumane Touré - African Independence Party (Parti Africain de l’Indépendance) 23,266 1.13
Gilbert Bouda - Burkinabé Party for Recasting 21,658 1.05
Pargui Emile Paré - Socialist Alliance 17,998 0.87
Hermann Yaméogo - National Union for the Defense of Democracy 15,685 0.76
Toubé Clément Dakio - Union for Democracy and Development 7,741 0.37
Nayabtigungu Congo Kaboré - Movement for Tolerance and Progress 6,706 0.32
Total (Turnout 57.7 %) 2,066,270 100.0
Invalid votes 196,629
Total votes 2,262,899
Registered Voters 3,924,328

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