Sidwaya, Dec. 1, 2015
Roch Marc Christian Kaboré from the Movement of People for Progress was elected Burkina Faso's new president, winning more than 53% of the vote in Sunday's elections, according to an official tally late Monday night.
It was the country's first free election in 27 years, after authoritarian President Blaise Compaoré was toppled a year ago amid civil uprising.
Kaboré, 58, was previously prime minister of Burkina Faso from 1994 to 1996 and president of the country's National Assembly from 2002 to 2012.
According to Ouagadougou-based daily Sidwaya, which features Kaboré on its front page Tuesday, Kaboré vowed to "get to work immediately" to "serve the country."