The survey conducted between April and May 2015 across the entire Burkina Faso national territory, revealed that “the approval ratings” for Transition President Michel Kafando and Prime Minister Yacouba Isaac Zida were respectively 85 and 81 percent.
At the same time, 79 percent of the population were satisfied with the performance of the interim parliament and regional administrators.
The transition authorities, briefly overthrown in a coup by Compaore’s confidants on Sept. 16, have been leading the country since the departure of the latter who was forced to resign following a popular uprising opposed to his plans to change the Constitution to contest for another term.
The interim parliament passed a law rendering “ineligible” all those who supported Compaore’s constitutional review project. The plotters of a recent coup said they wanted former Compaore confidants included in the electoral process.
The survey showed that six out of ten Burkinabes do not want former Compaore confidants to contest in this year’s presidential elections.
The Afrobarometer is a research project that measures public attitudes on economic, political and social matters in sub-Saharan Africa. Enditem