Monday, 30 November 2015

Voting Over, Results Beginning to Come In

Voting finished at 21.00 last night in the presidential and legislative elections in Burkina Faso. 5,517,015 people were registered to vote, an increase of 27% on 2012, which indicates that this vote is being taken more seriously, and will be more representative.

Reports indicate that there was a good turnout for election day, that it went off peacefully, and that candidates declared themselves ready to accept the results. Yesterday, I went to the local polling station and everything was quiet and well-ordered with queues snaking round the yard.

So far, with just 21 communes results in, Roch has 49.14%, Diabre has 31.5%, and Sankara has 4.9%. Provisional results are now expected to be officially announced Monday evening, but things are shaping up pretty much as expected, with a possible second round necessary.

You can follow results in real time here: http://www.burkina2015.bf/

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