Burkina Faso

National Assembly

Historical data on women

Data on women’s right to vote and to stand for election, the date at which the first woman entered parliament, and female Heads of State or Government

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1960
Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1958
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
Prior to independence, under French administration, women were granted the right to vote on 23 June 1956 , by a framework law (Loi-cadre Deferre). This right was confirmed at independence, in the 1958 constitution.
Women’s right to stand for election
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1978