Blaise Compaoré

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Blaise Compaoré
Blaise Compaoré 2014 White House.png
Preses o Burkina Faso
In office
15 October 1987 – 31 October 2014
Prime MeenisterYoussouf Ouédraogo
Roch Marc Christian Kaboré
Kadré Désiré Ouedraogo
Paramanga Ernest Yonli
Tertius Zongo
Luc-Adolphe Tiao
Precedit biThomas Sankara
Succeedit biIsaac Zida (Actin)
Personal details
Born (1951-02-03) 3 Februar 1951 (age 69)
Ziniaré, Upper Volta[1]
CeetizenshipIvorian (2016–)[2]
Poleetical pairtyCongress for Democracy an Progress
Spoose(s)Chantal de Fougères
RelationsFrançois (brither)
ReligionRoman Catholicism
Nickname(s)Handsome Blaise[3]
WabsteidBlaise Compaoré on Twitter
Militar service
AllegianceFlag of Upper Volta.svg Republic o Upper Volta
Flag of Burkina Faso.svg Burkina Faso

Blaise Compaoré (born 3 Februar 1951)[4][5] is a Burkinabé politeecian that wis preses o Burkina Faso frae 1987 tae 2014. He wis a tap associate o Preses Thomas Sankara during the 1980s, an in October 1987, he led a coup d'état during which Sankara wis killed. Subsequently, he introduced a policy o "rectification", owerturnin the Marxist policies pursued bi Sankara. He won elections in 1991, 1998, 2005, an 2010 in quakstenable circumstances. His attempt tae amend the constitution tae extend his 27-year term caused the 2014 Burkinabé uprisin. On 31 October 2014, Compaoré resigned, whaurupon he fled tae the Ivory Coast.[6][7]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Apathetic voters likely to hand Compaore landslide victory ",
  2. "Burkina Faso ex-leader Blaise Compaore becomes Ivorian". BBC News. 24 February 2016. Retrieved 24 February 2016.
  3. Dodman, Benjamin (31 October 2014). "Blaise Compaoré, the African peacemaker who faced rebellion at home". France24. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  4. Profiles of People in Power: The World's Government Leaders (2003), page 76–77.
  5. "Biographie du président", website of the Presidency (in French).
  6. "Burkina Faso general takes over as Compaore resigns". BBC. 31 October 2014. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  7. "Former Burkina president Compaore arrives in Ivory Coast - sources", Reuters, 1 November 2014.