On November 22nd, 2020, the people of Burkina Faso voted for their next president and members of their National Assembly. Here's everything you need to know in 3 minutes or less.
Based on the government's provisional results, President Roch Marc Christian Kabore of Burkina Faso was re-elected and his ruling collation in the National Assembly (the Burkinabe Parliament) remained in power. At the same time, voter turnout shrunk significantly amid growing violence.
President Kabore's victory was decisive in the November 22nd election, securing 57.87% of the vote and winning the election outright.
By winning over 50% of the vote in the first round (which he also did in 2015), Kabore avoided a direct challenge against a united opposition. (Burkina Faso uses a "top-two system" system of voting, meaning if no candidate wins 50% of the vote in the first round, the top-two advance to a second round face-off.)
2020 Presidential Results (Provisional, Top 3)
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