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Presidential and legislative elections in Burkina Faso
(Statement by Foreign Press Secretary Yasuhisa Kawamura)

December 2, 2015

1. Japan highly appreciates the peaceful conduct of presidential and legislative elections in Burkina Faso on 29 November and expresses its respect for the transitional government and institutions concerned which have prepared for the elections as well as all the people of Burkina Faso.

2. The provisional results of the presidential election disclosed by Burkina Faso’s National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI) indicated that Mr. Roch Marc Christian KABORE won the majority in the first round. Japan appreciates that other candidates accepted this in a peaceful manner and expects the final results to be confirmed through democratic process.

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