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Burkina's ex-PM Kabore looks set to win presidental vote

Former Burkina Faso premier Roch Marc Christian Kabore, pictured at a polling station in Ouagadougou on November 29, 2015, is set to win a presidential poll that would make him the nation's first freely elected leader in 30 yearsBurkina Faso’s former premier Roch Marc Christian Kabore took the lead in a crucial presidential poll, initial partial results showed Monday, after a year of turmoil that saw people power oust former strongman Blaise Compaore and repel a military coup. Partial results in the landmark poll showed Kabore, who governed under Compaore but later turned his back on the old regime, well ahead of his main rival Zephirin Diabre with 54.27 percent of the votes. The election was aimed at setting the country on a fresh path to democracy.

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