Opposition leader votes in Burkina Faso election

(22 Nov 2020) The leader of Burkina Faso's largest opposition party Eddie Komboïgo voted in his district of Zone du bois, in Ouagadougou, on Sunday, as the country went to the polls in presidential and legislative elections.
Komboïgo, who leads the Congress for Democracy and Progress (CDP) party, says if elected, he will prioritise national security.
He referenced rising attacks in Burkina Faso since 2016.
"Too much blood has flowed in Burkina Faso. The country is grieving for five years. We need to stop this war," he said.
His second priority, he said, was economic recovery.
He believes that Burkina Faso has "potential in the mines or in agriculture" which needs to be used, but that it will require "structural investments" to make it a reality.
CDP, the party of the former President Blaise Compaoré, who was ousted by a popular uprising in 2014, is one of the biggest challengers to the premiereship of current President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré (MPP), who was elected in 2015.

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