List of Prime Ministers of Burkina Faso

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Prime Minister of Burkina Faso
Premier ministre du
Burkina Faso
Coat of arms of Burkina Faso.svg
Coat of Arms
Paul Kaba Thieba (cropped).jpg
Incumbent
Paul Kaba Thieba

since 6 January 2016
Appointer Roch Marc Christian Kaboré,
as President of Burkina Faso
Inaugural holder Gérard Kango Ouédraogo
Formation 13 February 1971
Coat of arms of Burkina Faso.svg
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Burkina Faso

This is a list of Prime Ministers of Burkina Faso since the formation of the post of Prime Minister of the Republic of Upper Volta in 1971 to the present day.

A total of thirteen people have served as Prime Minister of Upper Volta/Burkina Faso.

The current Prime Minister of Burkina Faso is Paul Kaba Thieba, since 6 January 2016.

Key

Political parties
Other factions

List

Prime Minister
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Tenure Political affiliation Head(s) of State
Took office Left office Time in Office
Republic of Upper Volta
1 Gérard Kango Ouédraogo
(1925–2014)
13 February 1971 8 February 1974 2 years,

87 days

UDV–RDA Lamizana
2 Sangoulé Lamizana
(1916–2005)
No image.png 8 February 1974 7 July 1978 4 years,

150 days

Independent Himself
3 Joseph Conombo
(1917–2008)
No image.png 7 July 1978 25 November 1980
(deposed.)
2 years,

139 days

UDV–RDA Lamizana
4 Saye Zerbo
(1932–2013)
No image.png 25 November 1980 7 November 1982
(deposed.)
1 year,

347 days

Military Himself
Vacant (7 November 1982 – 10 January 1983)
5 Thomas Sankara
(1949–1987)
Sankara-Portrait-by RYU 2017.jpg 10 January 1983 17 May 1983
(dismissed and arrested.)
127 days Military Ouédraogo
Post abolished (17 May 1983 – 4 August 1984)
Burkina Faso
Post abolished (4 August 1984 – 16 June 1992)
6 Youssouf Ouédraogo
(1952–2017)
Ouedraogo.jpg 16 June 1992 22 March 1994 1 year,

340 days

ODP–MT Compaoré
7 Roch Marc Christian Kaboré
(1957–)
Roch Marc Christian Kaboré.jpg 22 March 1994 6 February 1996 1 year,

320 days

ODP–MT Compaoré
8 Kadré Désiré Ouedraogo
(1953–)
Kadré Désiré Ouedraogo.jpg 6 February 1996 7 November 2000 4 years,

275 days

CDP Compaoré
9 Paramanga Ernest Yonli
(1956–)
Paramanga Ernest Yonli.JPG 7 November 2000 11 June 2007 6 years,

217 days

CDP Compaoré
10 Tertius Zongo
(1957–)
TertiusZongo.jpg 11 June 2007 18 April 2011
(dismissed.)
3 years,

311 days

CDP Compaoré
11 Luc-Adolphe Tiao
(1954–)
No image.png 18 April 2011 30 October 2014
(dismissed.)
3 years,

194 days

CDP Compaoré
Vacant (30 October – 19 November 2014)
12 Yacouba Isaac Zida
(1964–)
No image.png 19 November 2014 17 September 2015
(deposed.)
303 days Military
(RSP)
Kafando
Vacant (17 – 23 September 2015)
(12) Yacouba Isaac Zida
(1964–)
No image.png 23 September 2015
(restored.)
29 December 2015 7 days Military Kafando
Vacant (29 December 2015 – 6 January 2016)
13 Paul Kaba Thieba
(1959–)
Paul Kaba Thieba (cropped).jpg 6 January 2016 Incumbent 2 years,

232 days

Independent Kaboré

See also

External links

  • World Statesmen – Burkina Faso
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