Burkina Faso

Parties agree plan for transitional government


Political parties from the opposition along with civic society leaders have produced a plan for a transitional government which was agreed upon yesterday. The meeting was not attended by the military or representatives from the Congress for Democracy and Progress (CDP), the party of President Blaise Compaoré who resigned last week after violent protests.

The plan will be presented to Lieutenant Colonel Yakoub Isaac Zida who took over as the military interim President until a new civilian administration is formed.

The plan allows for a 90 member transitional government. Within this government there will be a civilian interim President and 25 Ministers who will lead the country until fresh elections are held in November 2015. The members of the government will not be allowed to stand for election next year.

The meeting agreed that the new government should comprise 40 seats for the opposition, 10 seats for civic society, 10 seats to the military and 10 seats to members of the former government (Compaoré nominees).

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