It only took six years for nostalgia to take hold in Burkina Faso. That of the supporters of the deposed president and exiled in Côte d’Ivoire since 2014, Blaise Compaoré. And it is the presidential candidate of Sunday, November 23, Eddie Kombouéro of the CDP, the party of the former strongman of the country, who promises his return in favor of this presidential and legislative election, in the name of national reconciliation . “I will do reconciliation, I will bring President Blaise Compaoré who will be part of a reconciliation program, Eddie Kombouéro promises during an end of campaign meeting. We will forgive ourselves and look to the future with hope. That’s what I wanted to tell you.”
And the promise goes straight to the hearts of the thousands of supporters present for one of the last meetings before Sunday’s election. “I am voting to elect Compaoré to power”, says a woman who explains that she will vote by putting her imprint on the face of the candidate who supports the former president because only he is able to solve her problems, those of her children and her husband who have suffered for five years. “He is the best president of Faso, defends a young Burkinabé who sees in the former leader a wise man who Burkina Faso needs. “He has to come back”, he asserts.
Logically, when you have a past president, you have to draw inspiration from his knowledge. It must help the power in place to raise the economy and social stability. So we should not exile a former president.a young Burkinabé
This return of Blaise Compaoré could come more quickly than expected since most of the opposition parties are in favor. Nearly 7.8 million voters are called to vote, which is 2 million more than five years ago, but it is estimated that in part of the territory it will be difficult to vote because of the related insecurity problems. to jihadism.