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Vol 46 No 23

Published 18th November 2005

Burkina Faso

Disbelief suspended

The big question about the presidential election on 13 November was the size of victory that incumbent Blaise Compaoré, 54, would choose to declare. In 1998, he won with 87.5 per cent. This time, pre-election polls gave him 67.4 per cent.

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