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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
Republic of Upper Volta
1 Gérard Kango Ouédraogo
(1925–2014)
No image.png 13 February 1971 8 February 1974 UDV–RDA Lamizana
2 Sangoulé Lamizana
(1916–2005)
No image.png 8 February 1974 7 July 1978 Independent Himself
3 Joseph Conombo
(1917–2008)
No image.png 7 July 1978 25 November 1980
(deposed.)
UDV–RDA Lamizana
4 Saye Zerbo
(1932–2013)
No image.png 25 November 1980 7 November 1982
(deposed.)
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.)
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 ODP–MT Compaoré
7 Roch Marc Christian Kaboré
(1957–)
Roch Marc Christian Kaboré.jpg 22 March 1994 6 February 1996 ODP–MT Compaoré
8 Kadré Désiré Ouedraogo
(1953–)
Kadré Désiré Ouedraogo.jpg 6 February 1996 7 November 2000 CDP Compaoré
9 Paramanga Ernest Yonli
(1956–)
Paramanga Ernest Yonli.JPG 7 November 2000 11 June 2007 CDP Compaoré
10 Tertius Zongo
(1957–)
TertiusZongo.jpg 11 June 2007 18 April 2011
(dismissed.)
CDP Compaoré
11 Luc-Adolphe Tiao
(1954–)
No image.png 18 April 2011 30 October 2014
(dismissed.)
CDP Compaoré
Vacant (30 October – 19 November 2014)
12 Yacouba Isaac Zida
(1964–)
No image.png 19 November 2014 17 September 2015
(deposed.)
Military
(RSP)
Kafando
Vacant (17 – 23 September 2015)
(12) Yacouba Isaac Zida
(1964–)
No image.png 23 September 2015
(restored.)
29 December 2015 Military Kafando
Vacant (29 December 2015 – 6 January 2016)
13 Paul Kaba Thieba
(1959–)
Paul Kaba Thieba (cropped).jpg 6 January 2016 Incumbent Independent Kaboré

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