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Burkina


    • Names:

        conventional long form:
        Burkina Faso

        conventional short form:
        Burkina

        former:
        Upper Volta

    • Digraph:
      UV

    • Type:
      parliamentary

    • Capital:
      Ouagadougou

    • Administrative divisions:
      30 provinces; Bam, Bazega, Bougouriba, Boulgou, Boulkiemde, Ganzourgou, Gnagna, Gourma, Houet, Kadiogo, Kenedougou, Komoe, Kossi, Kouritenga, Mouhoun, Namentenga, Naouri, Oubritenga, Oudalan, Passore, Poni, Sanguie, Sanmatenga, Seno, Sissili, Soum, Sourou, Tapoa, Yatenga, Zoundweogo

    • Independence:
      5 August 1960 (from France)

    • National holiday:
      Anniversary of the Revolution, 4 August (1983)

    • Constitution:
      2 June 1991

    • Legal system:
      based on French civil law system and customary law

    • Suffrage:
      none

    • Executive branch:

        chief of state:
        President Captain Blaise COMPAORE (since 15 October 1987); election last held December 1991

        head of government:
        Prime Minister Roch KABORE (since March 1994)

        cabinet:
        Council of Ministers; appointed by the president

    • Legislative branch:
      unicameral

        Assembly of People's Deputies:
        elections last held 24 May 1992 (next to be held 1997); results - percent of vote by party NA; seats - (107 total), ODP-MT 78, CNPP-PSD 12, RDA 6, ADF 4, other 7

        note:
        the current law also provides for a second consultative chamber, which has not been formally constituted

    • Judicial branch:
      Appeals Court

    • Political parties and leaders:
      Organization for People's Democracy - Labor Movement (ODP-MT), ruling party, Simon COMPAORE, Secretary General; National Convention of Progressive Patriots-Social Democratic Party (CNPP-PSD), Moussa BOLY; African Democratic Rally (RDA), Gerard Kango OUEDRAOGO; Alliance for Democracy and Federation (ADF), Amadou Michel NANA

    • Other political or pressure groups:
      committees for the defense of the revolution; watchdog/political action groups throughout the country in both organizations and communities

    • Member of:
      ACCT, ACP, AfDB, CCC, CEAO, ECA, ECOWAS, Entente, FAO, FZ, G-77, GATT, IBRD, ICAO, ICC, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IDB, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, INTELSAT, INTERPOL, IOC, ITU, NAM, OAU, OIC, PCA, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WADB, WCL, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO

    • Diplomatic representation in US:

        chief of mission:
        Ambassador Gaetan R. OUEDRAOGO

        chancery:
        2340 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008

        telephone:
        [1] (202) 332-5577, 6895

    • US diplomatic representation:

        chief of mission:
        Ambassador Donald J. McCONNELL

        embassy:
        Avenue Raoul Follerau, Ouagadougou

        mailing address:
        01 B. P. 35, Ouagadougou

        telephone:
        [226] 306723 through 306725

        FAX:
        [226] 312368

    • Flag:
      two equal horizontal bands of red (top) and green with a yellow five-pointed star in the center; uses the popular pan-African colors of Ethiopia






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