Nov. 21, 2010 Held

Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso

Election for Burkinabe Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:1,778,693
Valid Votes:1,694,271
Invalid Votes:84,422

Vote Share by Candidate:

Blaise COMPAORE1,358,941


Hama Arba DIALLO138,666


Bénéwendé Stanislas SANKARA107,377


Boukary KABORE39,029


Maxime KABORE24,888


Francios KABORE24,888


Pargui Emile PARE14,461

Election Results Modified: Jun 21, 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 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
  • 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 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 7,895,197 (2010)

·         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: 13 (following 2007 parliamentary 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: 2,361,934 (est.)

Election Modified: Jun 21, 2024

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