Voting in Burkina Faso to place on November 22

Despite the escalating violence in the country, Burkina Faso will vote in presidential and legislative elections on November 22.  President Roch Marc Christian Kabore is seeking a second five-year term. 

The President is elected using the two-round system; if no candidate receives a majority of the vote in the first round, a second round will be held. 

The 127 members of the National Assembly are elected by proportional representation; 111 are elected from 45 multi-member constituencies with between two and nine seats, with 16 elected from a single nationwide constituency. 

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