Burkinabe president wants another term

Burkina Faso's Roch Marc Christian Kaboré declares intention to seek a second term in office as president

President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré of Burkina Faso, whose term ends in a year and a half, said Sunday night that he will contest in the 2020 presidential election. “According to the law, I can run a second term. In this spirit, I will fight to achieve my programme,” President Kaboré declared in an interview on national television.

He took the opportunity to clarify voting by Burkinabe abroad: “The commitment was made. I said that Burkinabe abroad must participate in the elections, and everything will be done for that to happen.”

Roch Kaboré was elected president of Burkina Faso on November 29, 2015 to succeed Michel Kafando, president of the transition government.