Roch Marc Christian Kabore Elected Burkina Faso President

Roch Marc Christian Kabore Elected Burkina Faso President

The electoral commission in Burkina Faso has pronounced Former Prime Minister, Roch Marc Christian Kabore as the winner of the just ended presidential elections after he secured 53.5% of the votes in the just ended elections.

The elections of Burkina Faso remains the first ever since last year's popular uprising which toppled longstanding President Blaise Compaore. The vote was due to have been held last month but was delayed by a failed coup in September led by members of the elite presidential guard.

Mr Kabore is documented to have served as chairman of the Congress for Democracy and Progress party (CDP) before leaving it in 2014, after opposing plans to extend Mr Compaore's rule.

The election, which has been declared free and fair by international election observers was meant to mark the end of the transitional period following Mr Compaore's removal.

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