Burkinabés heading to the first free election in 27 years

​On Sunday, 29 November, 5.5 million Burkinabes are expected at the polls to elect the next president and the members of Parliament. The elections will be the first since the 2014 Burkinabé uprising and the ousting of President Blaise Compaoré who had ruled the country for 27 years. Who will be the new president?


Fourteen candidates are running for the presidency. Kalangu presents to you the candidates.



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Sumbu Temo

27 years old journalist student and dreamer from Stockholm