November 29, New Date For Presidential & Legislative Elections In Burkina Faso
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Burkina Faso's transitional government has set November 29 as the new date for presidential and legislative elections. The country is seeking to get a transition to democracy back on track, in the wake of a failed one-week coup in September. A cabinet meeting fixed the November date for the first round of the elections. A popular uprising overthrew longtime leader Blaise Compaore a year ago. Since then, interim President Michel Kafando has been in power in the West African state. A court in Burkina Faso last week charged a general and a former Foreign minister with crimes including threatening state security and murder, during the the failed coup. The government has since beefed up security on main roads.

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