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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

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