Democracy in Burkina Faso

Democracy Ratings

Freedom House 2018

Score:

3.5 out of 7

(where lower scores are more democratic)

Freedom Status:

Partly Free

EIU Democracy Index 2017

Score:

4.75 out of 10

(where higher scores are more democratic)

World Ranking:

103

Polity IV 2016

Score:

6

(from -10 to 10, where higher scores are more democratic)

Category:

Closed Anocracy

Political System

System of Government Semi-Presidential
Presidential Electoral System Two Round System
Last Presidential Election 2015
Next Presidential Election 2020
Presidential Term Limits Two, five-year terms
System of Appointment to Legislature

Closed list Proportional Representation

111 from 45 multi-member constituencies

16 from nation-wide constituencies

Last Legislative Election

2015

Next Legislative Election

2020

Number of Seats in Legislature 127
Female quota, representation in lower house Legislated Candidate Quotas

Results

Last presidential election (2015)
Candidate (Party) Votes (%)
1st round 2nd Round not Needed
Roch Marc Christian Kaboré 53.49
Zéphirin Diabré 29.65
Tahirou Barry 3.09
Bénéwendé Stanislas Sankara 2.77
Ablassé Ouedraogo 1.93
Saran Sérémé 1.73
Victorien Barnabé Wendkouni Tougouma 1.63
Jean-Baptiste Natama 1.36
Isaaka Zampaligré 1.22
Adama Kanazoé 1.21
Ram Ouédraogo 0.68
Maurice Denis Salvador Yameogo 0.49
Boukaré Ouédraogo 0.48
Françoise Toé 0.26

 

Last legislative election (2015)    
Party Votes (%) Seats
People’s Movement for Progress 35 55
Union for Progress and Reform 21 33
Congress for Democracy and Progress 13 18
New Alliance of Faso 4 2
Union for Rebirth / Sankarist Party 4 5
Alliance for Democracy and Federation – African Democratic Rally 4 3
New Era for Democracy 2 3
National Rebirth Party 2 2
Party for Democracy and Socialism/Metba 2 1
Alternative Faso 1 1
Party for Development and Reform 1 0
Organisation for Democracy and Labour 1 1
Union for a New Burkina 1 1
Rally for Democracy and Socialism 1 1
Social Forces Front 1 0
Movement for Democracy in Africa 0.58 1
Alliance of Youths for Independence and the Republic 0.56 0
Burkina Yirwa 0.5 0
Alternative Burkina / Party for Socialism and Refourmation 0.42 0
African Movement of the Peoples 0.31 0
Patriotic Convergence for Renewal / Progressive Movement 0.29 0
Patriotic Movement for the Renewal of Burkina 0.28 0
Union of Revolutionaries for Faso 0.27 0
National Liberation Movement 0.26 0
Union for the Republic 0.26 0
National Council for Reform 0.25 0
Rally of the Ecologists of Burkina 0.25 0
Alliance of Progressive Forces 0.24 0
Civic Renewal 0.22 0
Republican Party for Total Independence 0.17 0
Patriotic Party for Development 0.16 0
National Union for Democracy and Development 0.16 0
People’s Council for Action 0.15 0
Patriotic Movement of Burkina 0.14 0
Rally of Democrats for Faso 0.13 0
Convergence for Emergence and Development 0.13 0
Rally for Independent Forces/Party of the Youth of Burkina 0.11 0
National Party of Social Democrats 0.11 0
Organisation for Democracy and Progress 0.11 0
Conscious Youth of Burkina 0.1 0
Rally of the Republicans 0.1 0
Coalition for the Republic–Progressive Party 0.09 0
Union of Progressive Forces 0.09 0
Party for Democracy and Progress / Socialist Party 0.09 0
Independents for Development Neerwaya 0.09 0
Republican Party for Integration and Solidarity 0.09 0
Party for the Rebirth of Democracy in Faso 0.09 0
Rally of Patriots for Renewal 0.08 0
Burkinabé Democratic Union for Rebirth 0.08 0
Union for Development of Sanmatenga 0.08 0
Party for National Unity and Development 0.07 0
Rally of Independents of Houet 0.07 0
Alliance for Rebirth, Democracy and Integration 0.07 0
Alliance for Democracy in Faso 0.06 0
Burkina Laafia Party 0.06 0
Union for the Democratic Rebirth of Burkina 0.06 0
Party for Democracy and Youth 0.06 0
Movement for Progress and Reform 0.06 0
Movement of the People for Democracy 0.05 0
Unified Socialist Party 0.05 0
Convention for Alternation, Democracy and Equality in Faso 0.05 0
Ecologist Party for New Development 0.05 0
Union for the Movement of the People 0.04 0
Rally of the Liberals 0.04 0
Convergence of Popular Masses 0.04 0
Pan-African Movement of Faso 0.04 0
National Party for Development and Peace 0.04 0
Party of Pan-African Patriots 0.04 0
League of Youths for Employment and Training 0.04 0
Progressive Front 0.03 0
BEOGO-NEERE Independent Group 0.03 0
Fasocrat Party 0.03 0
Bindjo 0.03 0
Positive Reform 0.03 0
Les Afranchis 0.03 0
Party of Progress for National Renewal 0.03 0
Democratic and Patriotic Rally of Faso 0.03 0
Development for All 0.03 0
Rally for a Republican Start 0.02 0
Union of Democratic Forces of Burkina 0.02 0
Party for National Cohesion 0.02 0
Cultural Action Movement for Finishing Politics 0.02 0
Party of Progressive Patriots 0.02 0
National Union of Independents for Reform 0.02 0
Party for the Protection of the Environment/Nature Conservation 0.02 0
Independent Group La Fraternite 0.02 0
Ecoculture 0.01 0
Movement for Democracy and Rebirth 0.01 0
Party of Militants of the People 0.01 0
National Union for Democracy and Progress 0.01 0
Party for Progress and Freedom in Burkina 0.01 0
Group of Independents for Democracy 0.01 0
Movement for Democracy and Development 0.01 0
New Social Democracy 0.01 0
Centrist Party for Democracy and Progress 0.01 0
New Democratic Initiative 0 0
Group of Independents for Integration and Tolerance 0 0
Group of Independents for Peace and Development 0 0
Alliance for the Republic and Democracy 0 0

 

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