BURKINA FASO VOTE: KABORE IN THE LEAD AS OPPOSITION CRIES FOUL

Written by on November 25, 2020

EARLY RESULTS FROM BURKINA FASO’S ELECTIONS SHOWED INCUMBENT PRESIDENT ROCH KABORE HOLDING A STRONG LEAD, AS OPPOSITION MEMBERS OF THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION BOYCOTTED THE PROCESS FOLLOWING ACCUSATIONS OF FRAUD.

THE RESULTS DECLARED BY THE COMMISSION, KNOWN AS CENI, FROM 37 OUT OF ROUGHLY 360 DISTRICTS NATIONWIDE SHOWED KABORE WITH MORE THAN 235,000 VOTES – MORE THAN THREE TIMES AS MANY AS HIS NEAREST RIVAL, FORMER FINANCE MINISTER ZEPHIRIN DIABRE.

THE ELECTION WILL GO TO A SECOND ROUND IF NO CANDIDATE RECEIVES MORE THAN 50 PERCENT OF SUNDAY’S VOTE.

THE CENI RESUMED ANNOUNCING RESULTS DISTRICT BY DISTRICT AFTER A MORE THAN 24-HOUR PAUSE CAUSED BY OPPOSITION OBJECTIONS.


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