Burkina law bars ex-president's allies from running for office

April 8, 2015 12:33 AM

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OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Lawmakers in Burkina Faso modified the electoral code on Tuesday to prevent people from standing for office if they had supported a failed move last year to allow then-President Blaise Compaore to seek a new term.

The country is run by a transitional government ahead of elections in October, and current ministers are also not authorized to run for president.

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