Burkina Faso president Kaboré re-elected

Burkina Faso president Kaboré re-elected

Roch Marc Christian Kaboré will serve another five years as Burkina Faso's president.

Kaboré won with about 58% of the vote, beating 12 opponents and claiming victory in the first round, according to provisional results announced by the National Independent Electoral Commission.

Kaboré received 1.6 million votes of the nearly 3 million cast, with voter turnout at 50%.

“My victory, beyond the legitimate joy it brings, gives us a very great responsibility; that of serving all Burkinabes and ensuring prosperity shared by all,” Kaboré tweeted.

Roch Marc Christian Kaboré served as the President of Burkina Faso since 2015.

He was the Prime Minister of Burkina Faso between 1994 and 1996 and President of the National Assembly of Burkina Faso from 2002 to 2012.

Kaboré also served as President of the Congress for Democracy and Progress (CDP) until his departure from the party in 2014. He founded the People's Movement for Progress party that same year.

Kaboré was elected as President of Burkina Faso in the November 2015 general election, winning a majority in the first round of voting.

Upon taking office, he became the first non-interim president in 49 years without any past ties to the military.

Kaboré worked as a banker prior to his political career.

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