Burkina Faso leaders agree transitional framework

UOAGADUGU - A framework for a transitional government in Burkina Faso has been agreed after talks between political, military and civil leaders.

The plan was agreed unanimously, however a new leader was not named.

The transitional body is intended to return the country to civilian rule and prepare for elections next year.

The army took power after President Blaise Compaore was forced to resign on 31 October amid mass protests over plans to allow him a third term.

"Today was the day of compromise," said Herve Kam, a member of the Balai Citoyen civil society group.

"Both soldiers and civilians agree on a civilian transition. The institutions of the transition will be led by civilians."

Lt Col Isaac Zida declared himself head of the West African state on 1 November after President Compaore fled to neighbouring Ivory Coast after 27 years in power.

Last week the African Union (AU) issued a two-week deadline for the authorities to restore civilian rule or face possible sanctions.

Comments (1)

Burkina Faso at least you managed to stop a dictactorship on the making i salute you all brave citizens who are united for the cause of the future generation, Africa needs leaders who will adhere to the two term law like Nelson Mandela who completed on term and called it quits a pure icon of democratic progress although you accuse him of being a anglo- puppet yet he is revered by many even my grandmother unlike other who are going for the third decade and sycophantic fools are clapping there hand on the aisles screaming go on yet there are depending only on solar energy as there bellies are empty, need i say more Burkina Faso let peace be the Hallmark of your nation

political prophets - 18 November 2014

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