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Polls open in Burkina Faso for election marred by violence

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OUAGADOUGOU – Voters went to the polls in Burkina Faso on Sunday for presidential and legislative elections that have been marred by ongoing extremist violence in this landlocked West African nation..President Roch Marc Christian Kabore has promised to secure the country and is vying for another five years against 12 other candidates.

Kabore is expected to win, but the opposition hopes to split the vote, depriving the president of the 51% support needed for an outright victory in the first round, and then form a coalition behind the strongest candidate for round two.On Saturday, opposition candidates accused the ruling party of fraud, including bribing people.

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