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Vol 57 No 1

Published 8th January 2016

Burkina Faso

President on probation

The new leader will have to stick to his big promises. Society has acquired a taste for justice and scrutiny and is in no mood for excuses

President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré received a solid mandate from the electorate in November and the election received a clean bill of health (AC Vol 56 No 24). A banker and one-time pillar of the Blaise Compaoré regime, Kaboré must now prove that he is different from his old friends in the once-invincible Congrès pour la démocratie et le progrès (CDP), President Compaoré's election-winning machine. Kaboré's Mouvement du peuple pour le progrès (MPP) is now in charge.

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