Burkina Faso political transition accord signed

2014-11-17 05:00


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Ousgadougou - Officials in Burkina Faso have signed a charter intended to guide the country toward elections as various factions submitted nominations for an interim head of state to replace long time President Blaise Compaore, who abruptly stepped down last month.

The signing ceremony took place on Sunday at the House of the People in the capital, Ouagadougou. Politicians as well as representatives of the army, civil society and religious and traditional leaders all participated.

An interim president was expected to be named by on Monday.

Compaore, who served 27 years in office, resigned on 31 October amid mounting opposition to his bid to seek yet another term

After suspending the constitution, the military designated Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Yacouba Zida as the transitional leader, though Zida faced intense pressure to restore civilian rule.

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