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Biography of Blaise COMPAORé

Burkina Faso > Politics : Blaise COMPAORé

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Born on 03/02/1951 (format : day/month/year)

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Blaise Compaoré (born February 3, 1951) has been the president of Burkina Faso since 1987. An army captain and minister of justice under President Thomas Sankara, he led the 1987 coup in which Sankara was killed, and for the next four years headed a military government. Running unopposed as a civilian, he won the 1991 presidental election and was reelected in 1998 and 2005

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