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Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso

19,512,533 9

Population (as of July 1, 2016)

Elections in our database

5,517,015 60.85%

Registered Voters (as of Dec. 11, 2015)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Burkinabe National Assembly Assemblée Nationale Lower House
Burkinabe Senate Sénat Upper House

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Roch Marc Christian KABORE
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Paul Kaba THIEBA
  • Assembly: Burkina Faso has a bicameral National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) consisting of the Senate (Sénat) with 89 seats and the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) with 127 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.
  • Prime Minister is appointed by the president with the approval of the parliament.
  • In the Senate (Sénat), 39 members are elected by regional governing councils, 21 members are indirectly elected by special interest groups and 39 members are filled by the President*. In the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) 127 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 5-year terms.**

* The Senate was created in May 2013.

** In the National Assembly, 111 members are elected by proportional representation in 45 multi-member constituencies having between 2 and 9 seats, and 16 members are elected by proportional representation in a nationwide constituency.

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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
President 1998-11-15 2,361,294 4,210,134 56.09%
President 2001-11-15 2,357,087 4,207,027 56.03%
Burkinabe National Assembly 2002-05-05 1,883,280 2,673,185 70.45%
President 2005-11-13 2,262,899 3,924,328 57.66%
Burkinabe National Assembly 2007-05-06 2,520,488 4,466,354 56.43%
President 2010-11-21 1,778,693 3,239,777 54.9%
Burkinabe National Assembly 2012-12-02 3,315,795 4,365,153 75.96%
Burkinabe National Assembly 2015-11-29 3,317,193 5,517,015 60.13%
President 2015-11-29 3,309,988 5,517,015 60.0%

Voter Turnout