The population of Burkina Faso has overwhelmingly given a new mandate to their president, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré.
That during the presidential election where he won in the first round with 57.87% of the vote.
It is a second term for president Kaboré.
The chairman of the independent electoral commision, Newton Ahmed Barry, broke the silence Thursday November 26, 2020 when he proclaimed the results.
His main rival, Eddie Komboigo, candidate of the party of ex-president Blaise Compaoré came second with 15.48% of the votes.
The opposition leader, Zephirin Diabré was third with 12.46% of the votes.
The dual presidential and legislative elections took place on Sunday, November 23, 2020 under high security.
To the opposition parties, they polls were marred with irregularities such as late opening and closing of polling stations among others.
But the presidential majority think otherwise. To them, results proclaimed by the independent electoral commision should be respected by all and sundry.
The new mandate to experts is tangible proof that the president of Burkina Faso and his Government are doing a great job to promote democracy in the country.