Burkinabé President Roch Kaboré to be sworn-in on Monday

The defeated presidential candidates have congratulated Roch Marc Christian Kabore, who secured a second term.

Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré will be sworn in at the Ouaga Sports Palace on Monday, December 28.

The opening ceremony will take place under special security arrangements and compliance with security protocols.

Due to the pandemic, there would be a limited number of people in the 5,000-seat stadium, according to Foreign Minister Alpha Barry.

No more than 1,500 people will be allowed to attend the ceremony, he said. About 20 heads of state have been invited.

Barry said that each of the delegates has received information on the security guidelines and must be in possession of a negative COVID-19 result before entering the country.

On Friday, December 18, the Constitutional Council of Burkina Faso validated the re-election of President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, with 57.74% of the votes in the first round of the elections, paving the way for his second five-year period.

According to the Constitutional Council, President Kaboré “obtained 1,654,229 votes, or 57.74%, somewhat less than the 57.87% announced by the Independent Electoral Commission (Ceni) on November 26.

The opposition denounced a vote marred by irregularities.

Get more stories like this at Twitter