PRESIDENT KABORÉ WINS FIVE MORE YEARS IN BURKINA FASO


27/11/2020




Görkem ŞEKEROĞLU -TDO - Roch Christian Marc Kaboré has been re-elected for a second five-year term as the president of Burkina Faso.

He took 57.87 % of the vote,  according to preliminary results announced by the National Independent Electoral Commission on Thursday (26 November).

His closest rival, Eddie Komboïgo of the former ruling Congress for Democracy and Progress, received 16%.

Official turnout figures show that just over half of those registered voters participated in the poll. Due to threats of violence from Islamist militant groups,  many polling stations were unable to open.

These provisional results now have to be confirmed by the Constitutional Court.

Early results started being announced on Monday, but announcements were briefly suspended after criticism by the opposition about the method of counting. Opposition parties say Sunday's vote was marked by fraud and flawed procedures, threatening to reject "results stained by irregularities."

Kaboré  vowed on Thursday to strengthen dialogue in his troubled country after the landslide victory in his bid for a second term.


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