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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Former foreign minister Michel Kafando has served as Transitional President of Burkina Faso since 2014.
Elections - Judge My Competency, Not My Gender, Says Candidate
RFI, 27 November 2015
Campaigning is wrapping up for Burkina Faso's landmark presidential and legislative elections - these are the first polls since the ousting of former strongman Blaise Compaore, who… Read more »
AUC Chairperson Approves the Deployment of African Union Short-Term Observers (STOs) for the 2015 General Elections in Burkina Faso
African Union, 23 November 2015
The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has approved the deployment of the African Union Short-Term Observation (STO) Mission to… Read more »
Burkina Faso Judiciary Warns Candidates Against Violating Penal Code
Focac, 12 November 2015
Burkina Faso prosecutor on Wednesday warned candidates in the Nov. 29 presidential and legislative elections against violation of electoral laws during campaigns, a judicial source… Read more »
A New Constitution, Judiciary to Deal With Compaore, Says Presidential Candidate Diabre
RFI, 26 November 2015
Presidential election frontrunner Zephirin Diabre addressed a campaign rally in Ouagadougou on Wednesday attended by some 10,000 supporters ahead of Burkina Faso's landmark polls.… Read more »
Nation Set for an Electoral Uprising?
ISS, 24 November 2015
On Sunday, 29 November, around 5.5 million people are expected at the polls in Burkina Faso to elect the next president and the 127 members of Parliament. These elections, the… Read more »
The leaders of the Economic Community of West African States, Ecowas agreed on the immediate lifting of the suspension of the constitution and holding of presidential and ... Read more »
About four million registered voters cast their ballots on Sunday to choose among 6,000 candidates competing for 127 seats in parliament. Read more »
The military has taken to the airwaves to declare it now controls the country - just weeks before national elections. ECOWAS, African Union and the United Nations issue a joint ... Read more »
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