Blaise Compaoré

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Blaise Compaoré
President of Burkina Faso
Assumed office
15 October 1987
Prime Minister Youssouf Ouédraogo
Roch Marc Christian Kaboré
Kadré Désiré Ouedraogo
Tertius Zongo
Preceded by Thomas Sankara
Personal details
Born 3 February 1951 (1951-02-03) (age 63)
Ouagadougou, Upper Volta
Nationality Burkinabé
Political party CDP
Spouse(s) Chantal Compaoré
Religion Roman Catholic

Blaise Compaoré (born February 3, 1951[1][2]) is the President of Burkina Faso. He has been the president since 1987. He started a political party called the Congress for Democracy and Progress (CDP). This is the ruling party of Burkina Faso. Compaoré became president in 1987 after a military coup and the assassination of Thomas Sankara, who was president then.

References[change | change source]

  1. Profiles of People in Power: The World's Government Leaders (2003), page 76–77.
  2. "Biographie du président", website of the Presidency (French).