Burkina Faso junta seeks more than two years in power

Paul-Henri Damiba was sworn in on 16 February as interim president

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 will continue to be led by the officer who seized power last month, Col Paul-Henri Damiba.

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

Source: BBC

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