Ex-President Blaise Compaoré of Burkina Faso is a Burkinabé former politician.
When he was President Thomas Sankara’s right-hand man in the 1980s, he spearheaded a coup that resulted in the assassination of Sankara.
Later, he launched a “rectification” program, which overturned Sankara’s Marxist and Third Worldist principles.
In 1991, 1998, 2005, and 2010, he prevailed in elections despite the fact that they were won under dubious conditions.
The 2014 Burkinabé insurrection was sparked by his effort to change the constitution to extend his 27-year reign. Compaoré resigned on October 31st, 2014, and then fled to the Ivory Coast.
Blaise Compaoré Real Age
Blaise Compaoré was born on February 3, 1951. He is 71 years old
Blaise Compaoré Real Name
Blaise was given the name Blaise Compaoré by his Parent
Blaise Compaoré Family
Blaise Compaoré is the son of Bila Maurice Compaoré and Tiga Thérèse Bougouma. Blaise Compaoré is married to Chantel Compaoré and they have a daughter called Djamila Imani Compaoré. His brother is François Compaoré
Blaise Compaoré Presidency
Compaoré was involved in the 1983 and 1987 coups, gaining control after the second one in which his predecessor, Sankara, was killed.
After winning a boycotted election in 1991, he was re-elected four more times: in 1998, 2005, and 2010
In order to run for re-election in 2015, Compaoré’s party, the Congress for Democracy and Progress (CDP), urged him to hold a referendum in June 2014. Due to term constraints, he would have to resign.
A change to the constitution that would have allowed Compaoré to run for re-election as president in 2015 was planned for debate in the National Assembly on 30 October 2014.
Ouagadougou’s parliament building was stormed and set ablaze by protesters in opposition to this.
Blaise Compaoré Net Worth
Political figure Blaise Compaoré, from Burkina Faso, has a stated net worth of $275 million.
His fortune was built on a foundation of sound stock investments, substantial real estate holdings, and a host of other elements.
Blaise Compaoré Death
Blaise Compaoré is alive. A military tribunal has condemned Blaise Compaoré to life in jail for his role in the 1987 death of his predecessor, Thomas Sankara.