Note: According to preliminary results for the elections to the Assembly of People’s Deputies on May 6, 2007, the propresidential Congress of Democracy and Progress secured 73 of 111 seats, followed by the Alliance for Democracy and Federation/African Democratic Rally with 14 seats and some 11 small parties with 1–5 seats each. Prime Minister Yonli resigned on June 3, and the following day President Compaoré named Tertius ZONGO, the country’s ambassador to the United States, to the post. The cabinet was reshuffled on June 10.

Political Status: Became independent as the Republic of Upper Volta on August 5, 1960; under largely military rule 1966–1978; constitution of November 27, 1977, suspended upon military coup of November 25, 1980; present name adopted August 4, 1984; multiparty constitution adopted ...

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