Burkina Faso military Junta seeks 30 month transition period

Col Paul-Henri Damiba

A commission established by the military government in Burkina Faso is to recommend a 30-month transition period, before the country returns to constitutional rule.

During this period, Burkina Faso was under the rule of Col Paul-Henri Damiba, who seized power last month.

The commission also recommended the establishment of a small government and legislative body – with a maximum of 20 and 50 members respectively.

In January, Burkina Faso became the third nation in West Africa after Mali and Guinea to suffer a military takeover in less than 18 months.

Burkina Faso has been suspended by the regional bloc, Ecowas, which has called the junta to establish a reasonable timetable for returning to constitutional order.

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