Electoral corruption in 2020 in Burkina Faso: The MPP in the lead followed by the CDP and the UPC

Published Feb. 16, 2021, 1:39 p.m. by Tegawende Ouedrago

The National Anti-Corruption Network (REN-LAC) delivered its report on the coupled elections of November 22, 2020. During the legislative and presidential elections of November 22, little “Catholic” practices were observed by REN-LAC .

If the People's Movement for Progress (MPP) comes first as the party that has used the most corrupt practices, the other parties are not so far behind. Indeed, the CDP records 10.3% of cases of electoral corruption far behind the MPP which totals more than 46%. The UPC comes in third place with 7.3% of corruption cases.


The RPI comes in 4th position with 5.5%, the Agir ensemble party also collects 5.5% and is in 5th place. The NTD is 6th with 3.2%.

According to the REN-LAC report, “corruption and fraud played a major role in the outcome of the November 22, 2020 elections”.


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