Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

FOCUS

Video: Far right at the gates of power in Austria

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

FRANCE 24 turns 10: A look behind the scenes

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Gambia's Yahya Jammeh concedes defeat in presidential polls

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Gambians herald 'new independence' after Jammeh defeat

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Hollande, the One Term President (part 1)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Trump Keeps 'Em Guessing, Italian Referendum, Austrian Election, Castro's Death (part 2)

Read more

FASHION

Discovering the winter 2016/2017 men's fashion collections in Paris

Read more

ENCORE!

Rendez-vous on '42nd Street' as the meta musical comes to Paris

Read more

REPORTERS

Uzbekistan reinforces its tight grip on election and country

Read more

Africa

Incumbent Compaore re-elected president

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2010-11-25

Incumbent Blaise Compaore, who has led impoverished Burkina Faso since 1987, won the country's presidential elections with 80.2 percent of the vote, provisional results published by the electoral commission have shown.

AFP - Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore was reelected with 80.2 percent of the vote in weekend elections, provisional results published by the electoral commission showed Thursday.

Compaore, who is 59 and has been in power since 1987, was reelected in the first round of Sunday's presidential election with more than 1.3 million votes, commission head Moussa Michel Tapsoba told a meeting in the capital.


He had garnered 80.35 percent of the vote in 2005.

His nearest rivals were far behind in the count with Hama Arba Diallo, a northern challenger, winning 8.18 percent and opposition leader Benewende Stanislas Sankara achieving 6.34 percent.

Sankara and Diallo and two other of six challengers to Compaore said Tuesday they would reject the outcome of Sunday's vote, citing serious irregularities in the poll.

Date created : 2010-11-25

  • BURKINA FASO

    Burkina Faso's Compaore expected to win fourth term

    Read more

  • BURKINA FASO

    Compaore to face six candidates in upcoming presidential elections

    Read more

COMMENT(S)