Burkinabé presidential election, 1998

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Presidential elections were held in Burkina Faso on 15 November 1998. They were boycotted by the major opposition parties and resulted in a victory for incumbent President Blaise Compaoré. Voter turnout was 56.1%.[1]


Candidate Party Votes %
Blaise Compaoré Congress for Democracy and Progress 1,996,151 87.5
Ram Ouédraogo Union of Greens for the Development of Burkina 150,796 6.6
Frédéric Guirma Rejectors Front – African Democratic Rally 133,552 5.9
Invalid/blank votes 89,458
Total 2,369,954 100
Registered voters/turnout 4,226,358 56.1
Source: Nohlen et al.


  1. ^ Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p146 ISBN 0-19-829645-2