Luc-Adolphe Tiao

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Luc-Adolphe Tiao
Prime Minister of Burkina Faso
In office
18 April 2011 – 30 October 2014
President Blaise Compaoré
Preceded by Tertius Zongo
Succeeded by TBD
Personal details
Born 4 June 1954 (1954-06-04) (age 60)
Tenkodogo, Upper Volta
(now Burkina Faso)
Political party Congress for Democracy and Progress
Alma mater University of Dakar
University of Ouagadougou

Luc-Adolphe Tiao (born 4 June 1954) is a former Prime Minister of Burkina Faso. He served as Prime Minister from 2011 to 2014. His predecessor was Tertius Zongo. Before he was prime minister, Tiao studied to be a priest.[1] Tiao resigned in December 27, 2012, but then-President of Burkina Faso Blaise Compaoré reappointed him as Prime Minister three days later.

On 30 October 2014, it was reported that President Blaise Compaoré decided to dissolve the government and declare a state of emergency. On 31 October 2014, Compaoré resigned.

References[change | change source]

  1. Malika Groga-Bada, "Burkina Faso : Luc Adolphe Tiao, le joker de Blaise Compaoré", Jeune Afrique, 10 May 2011 (French).