Burkina Faso Constitutional Council Confirms President Kaboré’s Election Win

Burkina Faso’s Constitutional Council has confirmed the victory of President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré in the November presidential election.

Kaboré secured a second term by a landslide after a campaign dominated by his record on fighting a bloody terrorist offensive.

The 63-year-old got 57.7% of the vote ahead of his main challenger, Eddie Komboigo of the Congress for Democracy and Progress (CDP), the party of former president Blaise Compaoré, who won 15.54% of the votes

Komboigo was followed in the 13-candidate field by Zephirin Diabre, considered by pundits to be the best-placed opposition hopeful, with 12.46 per cent.

The presidential results published by the Constitutional Council are not subject to appeal.

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By winning an overall majority in the first round he avoided a runoff vote in which he would have had to stand against a single candidate backed by a united opposition.

More than 5.9 million people were eligible to take part in last month’s poll but just under three million voted, the Constitutional Council said.

Some polling stations were not open because of the insecurity in some parts of the country.

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