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On Sunday, November 22, Burkinabè voters will go to the polls for presidential, legislative and provincial elections. The elections constitute a rare window of opportunity for democratic consolidation and progress in Burkina Faso.
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IFES partnered with the Research Network on Peace Operations to support women working on women, peace and security issues from across the Sahel region and Côte d’Ivoire during a training held from March 7-10 in Burkina Faso.
On May 28, Burkinabé voters in 19 communes will elect municipal councilors, who will in turn elect their mayors and deputy mayors. To help you understand this important electoral process, check out IFES' FAQs.
On May 22, Burkinabe voters will elect Municipal Councilors, who will in turn elect their Mayors and Deputy Mayors. In total, 19,624 seats will be contested in 9,299 electoral districts.
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On November 29, citizens of Burkina Faso headed to the polls to elect their next President and Deputies who will represent them in the National Assembly.
On November 29, citizens of Burkina Faso will head to the polls to elect their next President and Deputies who will represent them in the National Assembly. These elections were originally scheduled for October 11, 2015, but were postponed until November 29 due to a coup d’état on September 17.
Burkina Faso’s political landscape changed dramatically on October 31, 2014, when President Blaise Compaoré stepped down after nearly three decades in power and fled the country. The 2015 elections offer an unprecedented opportunity for deepening citizen involvement in electoral and political processes, increasing citizens’ confidence in the integrity of voting processes and systems, and enabling young people to channel their new-found activism into peaceful political participation. The elections also carry considerable risk. Unless they are viewed as credible and their outcomes accepted as a legitimate expression of popular choice, alienated citizens, in particular energized young people, could be compelled to reject political processes they deem illegitimate or unfair.
January 28, 2015
This report summarizes IFES findings from the May 1997 technical assessment initiative in Burkina Faso. IFES provided on-site technical assistance prior to legislative elections. This report discusses the creation and implementation of the National Commission for the Organization of Elections.
August 31, 1997