The Burkinabè government has chosen Sunday November 22, 2020 as the date for the next presidential election. It was the Minister of Territorial Administration, Siméon Sawadogo, who gave the information on Wednesday February 5, 2020 after the Council of Ministers held at the Presidential Palace. A particular election since it will be coupled with the legislative ones.
During this weekly government meeting, two decrees fixing the dates of presidential and legislative elections were adopted by the Council of Ministers. For the Minister, Siméon Sawadogo, the date of November 22 turns out to be very important insofar as it is in line with the prescriptions of the Burkinabè fundamental law. In fact, the Burkinabé constitution stipulates that “presidential elections must take place 21 days before the expiration of the presidential mandate or at most 40 days.”
Still continuing, he recalled that this date was part of the national political dialogue which wanted the presidential and legislative elections to be coupled and transparent.
The current President of the Republic, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, could know in the coming months, his potential adversaries.