Burkina Faso’s military ousted President Roch Marc Kabore in late January 2022. It now plans to hold elections only after a three year transition it will pilot. This article by Simon Gongo and Katarina Hoije is published by Bloomberg. Here is an excerpt:
Burkina Faso’s military leader on Tuesday signed off on a return to democracy within three years following a coup in January.
A civilian prime minister will lead a 24-member cabinet during the transition, according to the charter adopted following a meeting in the capital, Ouagadougou. Interim President Paul Henri Sandaogo Damiba, the prime minister and the speaker of the 71 member-parliament will be barred from running in elections meant to restore constitutional order at the end of the transition period.
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