Low Turnout in Burkina Faso Elections

Burkina Faso voters have elected  a president and parliament, one year after a violent public uprising forced the West African country's long-time leader out of office.



  • Burkina Faso:   Low Turnout in Burkina Faso Elections

    News24Wire, 29 November 2015

    Burkina Faso voters are electing a president and parliament on Sunday, one year after a violent public uprising forced the West African country's long-time leader out of office. Read more »

  • Burkina Faso:   Nation Holding Elections After a Year of Political Limbo

    Deutsche Welle, 29 November 2015

    Burkina Faso is choosing a new president and parliament following a year of political instability, including a popular uprising and a foiled military coup. Security is tight amid a… Read more »

  • Burkina Faso:   Nation Set for Vote After Year of Turmoil

    Al Jazeera, 29 November 2015

    Burkina Faso holds elections on Sunday, the first since a popular uprising toppled the West African nation's longtime leader and launched a turbulent period of transition. Read more »

  • Burkina Faso:   Why Historic Vote Matters

    Al Jazeera, 28 November 2015

    Voters in Burkina Faso are heading to polls on Sunday, in a closely watched election that could mark the beginning of a new chapter in the country's political history. Read more »

  • Burkina Faso:   From the Street to the Ballot Box

    Africa Research Institute, 27 November 2015

    On Sunday 29 November, Burkina Faso will elect a new president and parliament. Despite a week of political turmoil in September, the West African nation is on the verge of… Read more »

  • Burkina Faso:   Election Observers Preparing for 'Extraordinary' Polls

    RFI, 25 November 2015

    In Burkina Faso, electoral observers are readying themselves for this weekend's landmark polls. Codel, a grouping of civil society organisations, is deploying some 5,000 observers… Read more »

Photo: Xinhua

Former foreign minister Michel Kafando has served as Transitional President of Burkina Faso since 2014.

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