Nov. 15, 1998 Held

Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso

Election for Burkinabe Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:2,361,294
Valid Votes:2,264,293
Invalid Votes:97,001

Vote Share by Candidate:

Blaise COMPAORE1,981,713


Ram OUEDRAOGO149,680


Frederic GUIRMA132,930

Election Results Modified: May 10, 2024

General Information

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)
    • 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 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 5,588,080 (1998)

·         Is Burkina Faso a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Burkina Faso ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (14 October 1987)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: No

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 9 (following the 1997 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 183 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: High (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Burkina Faso a signatory to CRPD: Yes (23 May 2007)

·         Has Burkina Faso ratified CRPD: Yes (23 July 2009)

·         Population with a disability: 1,689,958 (est.)

Election Modified: May 10, 2024

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