15 October 1987
|Prime Minister||Youssouf Ouédraogo
Roch Marc Christian Kaboré
Kadré Désiré Ouedraogo
|Preceded by||Thomas Sankara|
|Born||3 February 1951
Ouagadougou, Upper Volta
Blaise Compaoré (born February 3, 1951) 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.
- Profiles of People in Power: The World's Government Leaders (2003), page 76–77.
- "Biographie du président", website of the Presidency (French).
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