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Nov. 13, 2005 Held

2,262,899
Voted
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Burkina Faso

Election for President (President)

Results

53%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:2,262,899
Valid Votes:2,066,270
Invalid Votes:196,629

Candidates:

Blaise COMPAORE1,660,148

80.35

Bénéwendé Stanislas SANKARA100,816

4.88

Laurent BADO53,743

2.60

Philippe OUEDRAOGO47,146

2.28

Ram OUEDRAOGO42,061

2.04

Ali LANKOANDE35,949

1.74

Norbert Michel TIENDREBEOGO33,353

1.61

Soumane TOURE23,266

1.13

Gilbert BOUDA21,658

1.05

Pargui Emile PARE17,998

0

Hermann YAMEOGO15,685

0

Toubè Clément DAKIO7,741

0

Nayabtigungu Congo KABORE6,706

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 Ernest Paramanga YONLI
  • Assembly: Burkina Faso has a unicameral National Assembly (Assemblee Nationale) with 111 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the National Assembly (Assemblee Nationale) 111 members are elected by popular vote to serve 5-year terms.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Blaise COMPAORE
    Party: Congress for Democracy and Progress (CDP)
  • Bénéwendé Stanislas SANKARA
    Party: Unionb for Rebirth / Sankarist Movement / (UNIR / MS)
  • Laurent BADO
    Party: Party for National Rebirth / (PAREN)
  • Philippe OUEDRAOGO
    Party: Party for Social Democracy / (PDS)
  • Ram OUEDRAOGO
    Party: Rally of the Ecologists of Burkina (RDEB) / Rassemblement des Eologistes du Burkina
  • Ali LANKOANDE
    Party: Party for Democracy and Progress / PDP/PS
  • Norbert Michel TIENDREBEOGO
    Party: Front of Social Forces / Front des forces sociales (FFS)
  • Soumane TOURE
    Party: African Independence Party / Parti Africain de l'Indépendance (PAI)
  • Gilbert BOUDA
    Party: Parti burkinabe pour la refondation (PBR)
  • Pargui Emile PARE
    Party: Socialist Alliance / Alliance socialiste (AS)
  • Hermann YAMEOGO
    Party: National Union for Democracy and Development (UNDD)
  • Toubè Clément DAKIO
    Party: Independent Candidate
  • Nayabtigungu Congo KABORE
    Party: Movement for Tolerance and Progress / Mouvement pour la Tolérance et le Progrès (MTP)

Last Presidential election:

  • Presidential elections were last held on November 15, 1998. Blaise COMPAORE was reelected president with 87.5% percent of the vote.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 13,925,313 (July 2005 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 3,924,328 (November 2005 )