Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso

Background Information

  • Official name: Burkina Faso
  • Population: 18.3 million
  • Current political system: Transitional government since November 2014, after the former President Blaise Compaore was ousted from power. This ended the “Fourth Republic” inaugurated by the Constitution of 1991.
  • Legislature: National Assembly (111 Seats)
  • Most Recent elections: Presidential (2015), legislative (2015), municipal (2012)
  • Official government site: http://www.gouvernement.gov.bf/
  • US State Department country profile: http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/2834.htm
  • African Elections Database (Burkina Faso): http://africanelections.tripod.com/bf.html