Burkina Faso council confirms President Kaboré’s win

The Constitutional Council in Burkina Faso has confirmed the victory of Roch Marc Christian Kaboré in the November presidential election.

Mr Kaboré secured a second term by garnering 57.7% of the vote.

His main challenger Eddie Komboigo of the Congress for Democracy and Progress (CDP), the party of former president Blaise Compaoré, came in second with 15.54% of the votes

Mr Komboigo was among 13 candidates running for president in an election which also included legislative races, which will be announced next week.

The presidential results published by the Constitutional Council are not subject to appeal.

More than 5.9 million people were eligible take part in last month’s poll but just under three million voted, the Constitutional Council said.

Some polling stations didn’t open because of the security situation in some parts of the country.

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