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President of Burkina Faso
Président du Burkina Faso
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List of officeholders

A total of eight people have served as head of state of Upper Volta/Burkina Faso (not counting three Transitional Heads of State/Presidents and one Acting President in rebellion).

The current head of state of Burkina Faso is the President of the Republic Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, since 29 December 2015.

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Elected Term of office Political party Prime minister(s)
Took office Left office Time in office
Republic of Upper Volta
1 Maurice Yaméogo, 1960.jpg Maurice Yaméogo
(1921–1993)
1959
1965
5 August 1960 3 January 1966
(deposed.)
5 years, 151 days UDV–RDA Position not established
2 No image.png Sangoulé Lamizana
(1916–2005)
1978 3 January 1966 25 November 1980
(deposed.)
14 years, 327 days Military /
Independent
Ouédraogo
Himself
Conombo
3 No image.png