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Roch Kabore wins 2nd term as Burkina Faso president

Roch Kabore wins 2nd term as Burkina Faso president

Roch Marc Christian Kabore has won a second term as president of Burkina Faso, according to provisional results announced by the country’s election commission on Thursday. The 63-year-old head of the ruling People’s Movement for Progress party secured 57.87% votes in the Nov. 22 polls to claim victory in the first round, said Newton Ahmed Barry, the head of the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI). The result gives Kabore another five years in the office that he has held since 2015. Eddie Komboigo and Zephirin Diabre received 15.45% and 12.46%, respectively, of the nearly 3 million votes cast, Barry said. Voter turnout was at around 50%, according to CENI data, with more than 53% men and over 46% women. Some 38% of the voters were aged between 20 and 35. ...
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