Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Statement by U.S. on Burkina Faso Parliamentary and Local Elections
Mark C. Toner
Deputy Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson
December 4, 2012
We congratulate the Burkinabe people on their peaceful participation in Sunday’s parliamentary and local elections. Millions of voters across the country successfully cast their votes for more than 6,000 candidates for 127 seats in parliament and thousands of local races. We welcome initial reports that voting was generally peaceful and well-run. We encourage election officials to thoroughly investigate all reports of irregularities and we look forward to the announcement of official results on December 7.