Burkina Faso’s new military leader Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba has approved a transitional charter which will allow him stay three years in power.
The charter which was drawn-up by a military-appointed commission of about 350 participants had been endorsed by a national forum in Ouagadougou. The document says he will not be allowed to stand in elections scheduled for 2025.
Four points dominated deliberations ahead of the resolution, namely; adoption of the transition charter, the agenda, the charter of values and finally, the appointment of the president of the transition and signing of the charter.
An opposition leader, Eddie Komboigo, said not everyone would be happy with the plan, but it was based on consensus.
The deliberations agreed on 25 ministries and 71 members to constitute the legislative assembly. Civil society activist Adama Tiendrebogo says most of the civil liberties organisations are satisfied with the conclusions reached.
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