Burkina Faso Waits For Results of Polls Overshadowed by Violence

With less than 5% of the votes counted after Burkina Faso's election, incumbent President Roch Kabore was leading the race on Tuesday, according to the country's electoral commission. Sunday's poll was widely seen as the country's most democratic and competitive to date, with 13 candidates vying for the presidency, including one woman, writes Katrin Gänsler for Deutsche Welle. Voting was overshadowed by the threat of Islamist violence. The electoral commission admitted that around 350,000 of the 6.5 million voters were unable to cast their ballots due to security threats, particularly in the country's East and North regions.

Presidential hopeful Roch Marc Christian Kabore


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