The councilors of Burkina Faso capital, Ouagadougou, will elect the city’s mayor on March 11, sources close to Ouagadougou city hall on Wednesday told APA.
The source said that on March 11 not only the successor of current mayor Simon Compaore will be elected but also the members of the city council executive bureau.
Reports have been predicting Jean Christophe Ilboudo or Marin Casimir Ilboudo of the ruling Congress for Democracy and Progress (CDP) party as the next mayor of Ouagadougou.
The incumbent, who had been Ouagadougou’s mayor for 17 years, did not run for another term.
Meanwhile, the Councils are being put in place at district level in Ouagadougou.
The local elections coupled with the legislative polls were held on December 2 2012 in some areas of the country, and on February 17 2013 in some others including Ouagadougou.
The ruling CDP party had a landslide victory in the polls according to the results announced on March 1st by the State Council.
Source African Press Agency
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