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us: Compaoré, Blaise



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    • found: Les Forces armées populaires dans la R.D.P., 1988?: p. 2 (name not given; caption: allocution du camarade président du Front populaire à l'occasion de ...)
    • found: Europa yrbk., 1990 (Burkina Faso: coup of Oct. 15, 1987 brought a "Popular Front" under Capt. Blaise Compaoré to power)
    • found: Statesman's yrbk., 1990-91 (Burkina Faso: head of state: Capt. Blaise Compaoré)
    • found: Wikipedia, May 15, 2014 (Blaise Compaoré (b. Feb. 3, 1951, Ziniaré, Upper Volta) is a Burkinabé politician who has been the President of Burkina Faso since 1987) {http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blaise_Compaor%C3%A9}
    • found: Dictionary of African Biography, accessed December 26, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Compaoré, Blaise; President, political figure; born 3 February 1951 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; military training in Yaoundé, Cameroon (1970s); participates in coup d'état of the Conseil de Salut de Peuple, a prelude to the revolution in Burkina Faso bringing Ouédraogo to power (1982-1983); led the resistance against President Ouédraogo who arrested Prime Minister Sankara (1987); led coup d'état in which Sankara was killed, becoming the country's new president (1987); the adoption of the Fourth Republic constitution by referendum, making him the democratically elected president (1991); his political party (Organization for People's Democracy-Workers' Movement) (ODP/MP) wins a majority in legislative elections (1992); the ODP is transformed into the Congress for Democracy and Progress (CDP) (1996); CDP paves the way for his reelection beyond the constitutionally prescribed two mandates (1997); reelected with over 80 percent of the votes cast, paving the way for his reelection in 2015 (1998, 2005, 2010))
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