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Roch Marc Christian Kabore elected president of Burkina Faso

Dec 1, 2015 16:18 IST

Roch Marc Christian Kabore on 30 November 2015 was elected as the President of the West African country Burkina Faso.

Kabore won the vote in the first round with 53.49 percent of ballots, which was enough to secure a first round victory.

Zephirin Diabre came in the second place with 29.6 percent of the vote, and Tahirou Barry stood third with just three percent of the votes.

About Roch Marc Christian Kabore

Kabore served as the Prime Minister of Burkina Faso from 1994 to 1996.

He served as the President of the National Assembly of Burkina Faso from 2002 to 2012.

In January 2014, he left the ruling Congress for Democracy and Progress (CDP) and founded a new opposition party, the People's Movement for Progress.

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