ElectionGudie

Nov. 15, 1998 Held

2,361,294
Voted
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Burkina Faso

Election for President (President)

Results

54%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:2,361,294
Valid Votes:2,264,293
Invalid Votes:97,001

Candidates:

Blaise COMPAORE1,981,713

87.52

Ram OUEDRAOGO149,680

6.61

Frederic GUIRMA132,930

5.87

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 Kadre Desire OUEDRAOGO
  • 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 7-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)
  • Ram OUEDRAOGO
    Party: Union of Greens for the Development of Burkina
  • Frederic GUIRMA
    Party: Front of Refusal of the Democratic African Assembly

Last Presidential election:

  • The last presidential election was held on December 1, 1991. In this election, Blaise COMPAORE received over 85% of the vote and thus won the election.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 11,266,393 (July 1998 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 4,210,134 ( 1998 )