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Mélégué Maurice Traoré

Politician from Burkina Faso

Mélégué Maurice Traoré (born 31 December 1951) is a Burkinabé politician. He was Minister of Secondary and Higher Education and Scientific Research from 1992 to 1997, then President of the National Assembly of Burkina Faso from 1997 to 2002. Currently he is a deputy in the National Assembly and a member of the Congress for Democracy and Progress (CDP). Traoré was born in Kankalaba. He served as Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as Chargé d'affaires at the Burkinabé Embassy to the United States, and as Ambassador to Russia before being appointed as Minister of Secondary and Higher Education and Scientific Research in 1992. Five years later, following the May 1997 parliamentary election, he was elected as President of the National Assembly on 7 June 1997, holding that post until the end of the parliamentary term in 2002. Traoré was re-elected to the National Assembly in the May 2002 parliamentary election as a CDP candidate in Cascades Region, but Roch Marc Christian Kaboré was elected to succeed him as President of the National Assembly on 6 June 2002. Traoré continued to sit in the National Assembly as an ordinary deputy. According to Traoré, he stayed busy  ( Wikipedia article )

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Date of birth
1951-12-31
Nationality
Burkina Faso

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