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