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Vol 51 No 2

Published 22nd January 2010


Democratic moves after the exit of Dadis

The shooting of the former junta leader, Captain Moussa Dadis Camara, has triggered his exile and fresh talks about elections this year

After hours of bitter negotiation in Burkina Faso, soldiers from the junta and their civilian counterparts have agreed on a plan that will bar all members of the ruling Conseil National pour la Démocratie et le Développement and its transitional successor from running in elections, which are due in six months. The future Conseil National de Transition (CNT) is to organise polls under the Prime Minister chosen on 19 January, Jean-Marie Doré, and his two Deputy Prime Ministers, the trades unionist Rabiatou Sérah Diallo and General Mamadouba Toto Camara of the CNDD. For now, the deal, which was signed and publicly endorsed by Captain Moussa Dadis Camara, strengthens the position of the interim leader, Brigadier Gen. Sékouba Konaté.

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