Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Burkina Faso new constitutional draft due soon

Burkina Faso's president from 1987-2014, Blaise Compaore, was finally driven from office when he attempted to change the constitution to enable him to run for another term. 

Following a military coup, elections were held and Roch Marc Kabore won the presidency. Kabore was prime minister under Compaore and president of his political party, but opposed the attempt to change the constitution to allow Compaore to run for another term. 

In early June, Kabore appointed a 92-member commission to draft a new constitution. A first draft was to be presented in two months, which means any day now. 

Some members of the opposition don't like that timeline, questioning the rush, and demanding a consensual process. 

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