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Prime Minister of Burkina Faso
Premier ministre du
Burkina Faso
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List of officeholders

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political party Head(s) of state
Took office Left office Time in office
Republic of Upper Volta
1 No image.png Gérard Kango Ouédraogo
(1925–2014)
13 February 1971 8 February 1974 2 years, 360 days UDV–RDA Lamizana
2 No image.png Sangoulé Lamizana
(1916–2005)
8 February 1974 7 July 1978 4 years, 149 days Independent Himself
3 No image.png Joseph Conombo
(1917–2008)
7 July 1978 25 November 1980
(deposed.)
2 years, 141 days UDV–RDA Lamizana
4 No image.png Saye Zerbo
(1932–2013)
25 November 1980 7 November 1982
(deposed.)
1 year, 347 days Military Himself
Vacant (7 November 1982 – 10 January 1983)
5 Thomas-sankara-dessin.jpg Thomas Sankara
(1949–1987)
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 (cropped).jpgChristophe Joseph Marie Dabiré, since 24 January 2019.