Topic: Blaise Compaore

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Blaise Compaoré (born February 3, 1951) has been the President of Burkina Faso since 1987 following a coup d'état that ousted then-President Thomas Sankara. In 2011, a mutiny by soldiers over unpaid housing allowances forced him to flee the capital for his hometown. Following the mutiny, Compaoré has dissolved the government so as to gratify the protestors' and soldiers' desires and demands.

He is a graduate of Muammar al-Gaddafi's World Revolutionary Center (WRC)

He is the founder of the ruling political party, the Congress for Democracy and Progress. He took power in a 1987 coup in which his predecessor Thomas Sankara was killed. He was elected President in 1991, in an election that was boycotted by the opposition, and re-elected in 1998, 2005 and 2010.

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