The opposition leader Zéphirin Diabré formalized his candidacy for the presidential elections in Burkina Faso in November

The Burkinabe opposition leader Zéphirin Diabré formalized his candidacy for the presidency of the African country on Friday with a view to the elections scheduled for November 22, which will also include parliamentary elections and which will include President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, his re-election.

Diabré, who took second place in the 2015 presidential election, said after presenting the documents that he had “a feeling of responsibility” for the elections, according to the news portal Burkina24.

The opposition leader was elected as a candidate for the Union for Progress and Change (UPC) in the face of the elections in July after an extraordinary UPC congress, the motto of which was “Together with Zeph, a new start for sure”.

The opposition leader Zéphirin Diabré formalized his candidacy for the presidential elections in Burkina Faso in November
The opposition leader Zéphirin Diabré formalized his candidacy for the presidential elections in Burkina Faso in November

After his nomination, Diabré stressed that “five years ago Burkina Faso made the grave mistake of entrusting its fate to the Popular Movement for Progress (MPP) of Kaboré and its allies,” while it was “disappointed with” the management “of the ruling party.

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