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Nov. 21, 2010 Held

1,778,693
Voted
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Burkina Faso

Election for President (President)

Results

52%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,778,693
Valid Votes:1,694,271
Invalid Votes:84,422

Candidates:

Blaise COMPAORE1,358,941

80.21

Hama Arba DIALLO138,666

8.18

Bénéwendé Stanislas SANKARA107,377

6.34

Boukary KABORE39,029

2.30

Francios KABORE24,888

1.47

Maxime KABORE24,888

1.47

Pargui Emile PARE14,461

0

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Burkina Faso

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Blaise COMPAORE
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Tertius ZONGO
  • Assembly: Burkina Faso has a unicameral National Assembly (Assemblee Nationale) with 111 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the president with the approval of the parliament.
  • In the National Assembly (Assemblee Nationale) 111 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 5-year terms.***

*** There is one nationwide, multi-member, constituency with a district magnitude of 15 and 13 multi-member constituencies with district magnitudes ranging form 2 to 10.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Blaise COMPAORE
    Party: Congress for Democracy and Progress (CDP) / Congrès pour la Démocratie et le Progrès
  • Hama Arba DIALLO
    Party: Party for Democracy and Socialism / Parti pour la Démocratie et le Socialisme
  • Bénéwendé Stanislas SANKARA
    Party: Union for Rebirth / Sankarist Movement / Union pour la Renaissance / Mouvement Sankariste (Unir-PS)
  • Francios KABORE
    Party: Party for Democracy and Progress / Socialist Party / Parti pour la Démocratie et le Progrès / Parti Socialiste (PDP/PS)
  • Pargui Emile PARE
    Party: People's Movement for Socialism/Federal Party / Mouvement du peuple pour le socialisme/Parti federal (MPS/PF)
  • Boukary KABORE
    Party: N/A
  • Maxime KABORE
    Independent(s)

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 15,746,232 (July 2010 )
  • Registered Voters: 3,239,777 (November 2010 )