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Blaise Compaoré

Blaise Compaoré
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Became President:October 15, 1987
Predecessor:Thomas Sankara
Date of Birth:February 3, 1951
Place of Birth:Ouagadougou

Blaise Compaoré, born on February 3, 1951 in Ouagadougou, Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso). Burkina Faso politician became president on October 15, 1987 by a bloody coup d'état that killed his predecessor Thomas Sankara.

Preceded by:
Thomas Sankara
President of Burkina Faso Succeeded by: