Burkina Faso talks agree on plan for return to civilian rule

November 9, 2014 8:49 PM

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Burkina Faso talks agree on plan for return to civilian rule

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Opposition parties, civil society groups and religious leaders adopted a plan on Sunday for a transitional authority to guide Burkina Faso to elections, after a popular uprising forced longtime president Blaise Compaore from power.

Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Zida declared himself head of state on Nov. 1 after Compaore resigned and fled the country last month, following mass protests against his efforts to change the constitution to seek reelection in 2015 after 27 years in power.

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