Compaore allies withdraw from Burkina transitional institutions

April 9, 2015 10:10 PM

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OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Political allies of Burkina Faso's deposed President Blaise Compaore suspended their participation in the country's transitional institutions on Thursday to protest modifications to the electoral code that bar them from running for office.

Compaore was forced to step down and flee the country late last year amid a popular uprising against his bid to change the constitution and extend his 34-year rule.

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