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Vol 55 No 13

Published 27th June 2014

Burkina Faso

The knock-out stage

First it was President Blaise Compaoré's opponents who filled up the 35,000-capacity Stade du 4 Aôut in Ouagadougo on 31 May, and then it was the ruling Congrès pour la démocratie et le progrés (CDP). Compaoré wants to hold a referendum to alter Article 37 of the constitution on presidential term limits so as to let him stand again, and a grassroots movement is against it.

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