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World Burkina opposition denounces 'massive fraud' ahead of vote

20:55  21 november  2020
20:55  21 november  2020 Source:   msn.com

Burkina Faso counts ballots; extremist threats affected vote

  Burkina Faso counts ballots; extremist threats affected vote OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Votes are being counted in Burkina Faso after Sunday’s presidential and legislative elections, where threats of extremist violence linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State prevented parts of the country from casting ballots. Election workers began the counting after polls closed by holding up the ballots up for observers and marking the votes on a chalkboard beside the candidate's name. Preliminary results are expected within the next two days.While there were no reported incidents of major attacks, threats of violence prevented people from casting ballots in hard-hit parts of the country, in the North, Sahel and East regions.

"We denounce the numerous instances of violence, intimidation, and harassment committed against perceived opponents of the referendum," it said in a statement. "We call on the government to respect Burundi’s international legal obligations regarding the rights to freedom of expression, peaceful

Burkina Faso will vote in a general election Sunday in the shadow of a growing jihadist insurgency, with The security crisis has dominated the campaign and voting will take place under heavy Most of the 12 opposition candidates running against Kabore have criticised the incumbent's failure to

Opposition parties in Burkina Faso said preparations were on for "massive fraud" in Sunday's presidential election and threatened to not recognise the vote results.

a man and a woman looking at the camera: Presidential candidate Zephirin Diabre accused the government of orchestrating 'massive' electoral fraud © OLYMPIA DE MAISMONT Presidential candidate Zephirin Diabre accused the government of orchestrating 'massive' electoral fraud

Voting will take place in the shadow of a growing jihadist insurgency, with President Roch Marc Christian Kabore favourite to win re-election.

"It's clear that there is a huge operation orchestrated by those in power to carry out a massive fraud to legitimise," the re-election of the president, Zephirin Diabre, the main challenger to Kabore told reporters on Saturday.

Burkina Faso to vote in shadow of jihadist threat

  Burkina Faso to vote in shadow of jihadist threat Burkina Faso will vote in a general election Sunday in the shadow of a growing jihadist insurgency, with President Roch Marc Christian Kabore expected to win re-election. Emmanuel Macron -- president of Burkina Faso's former colonial ruler France, which has troops in the country -- waded into the debate on Friday, ruling out negotiating with jihadist groups in the Sahel. "We don't talk with terrorists. We fight," he said in an interview.- Volunteer militias -One of Kabore's efforts has been the creation earlier this year of volunteer militias supervised by the state, called Volunteers for the Defence of the Nation (VDP).

This is especially troubling when you consider that the votes recorded were more than the eligible voters in Wisconsin… oops! Nope, CNN, NBC say there’s nothing to see here. Meanwhile, Twitter, Google, and MailChimp are censoring Mike Coudrey and anyone else that is pointing out obviously

Saturday's referendum follows a tense campaign punctuated by massive protests that have been at times violently put down by the security forces. Jemil Ould Mansour, head of the Islamic Tewassoul party spearheading the movement against the vote , said President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz and his

"We will not accept results marred by irregularity," added Diabre, surrounded at a press conference by five of the other 11 opposition candidates, including Eddie Komboigo, the candidate of the party of former president Blaise Compaore.

Kabore can avoid a run-off election by winning more than 50 percent of the vote in Sunday's first round -- as he did in the last election in 2015.  The president's camp is promising a repeat performance.

However his opponents say that will not be possible if the election is carried out fairly in the poor west African nation which has experienced multiple coups since gaining independence from France in 1960.

"It is absolutely inconceivable, having travelled the whole of Burkina Faso, to think of having a winner in the first round," said Diabre.

Burkina: the opposition increases the pressure on the eve of the presidential election

 Burkina: the opposition increases the pressure on the eve of the presidential election © OLYMPIA DE MAISMONT The leader of the opposition in Burkina, Zéphirin Diabré, denounces during a press conference on November 21, 2020 in Ouagadougou massive fraud on the eve of the presidential election.

Claiming Dominion Voting Systems, one of the largest makers of voting machines for the US, “was created to produce altered voting results in Venezuela for The company has “categorically denied” any issues with its voting machines affected last week’s election. Like this story? Share it with a friend!

A most interesting thread popped up on Twitter Sunday from a data scientist who wishes to remain anonymous, regarding mail-in ballot data which strongly suggests fraud occurred in the wee hours of election night, when several swing states inexplicably stopped reporting vote counts while President Tr.

The security crisis has dominated the campaign and an undisclosed number of troops have been deployed for polling day in the landlocked West African country, one of the world's poorest.

The violence has forced one million people -- five percent of the 20 million population -- from their homes in the last two years, and at least 1,200 have been killed since 2015.

No votes in the presidential and parliament polls will be cast in one-fifth of the country's territory, where large swathes remain outside the state's control and jihadist attacks strike almost daily.

Most of the 12 opposition candidates running against Kabore have criticised the incumbent's failure to stem the bloodshed.

The fear of jihadist attacks on voting day is also on everyone's mind.

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Burkina Faso goes to the polls in shadow of jihadist threat .
The people of Burkina Faso began voting in a general election Sunday in the shadow of a growing jihadist insurgency, and with opposition candidates warning of a "massive fraud" at the polls. President Roch Marc Christian Kabore is expected to win re-election, his supporters talking up his chances of an outright victory in the first round of voting. But no votes in the presidential and parliamentary polls will be cast in one-fifth of the country, where large swathes remain outside the state's control and jihadist attacks strike almost daily.

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