Kafando sworn in as Burkina Faso transitional president

November 18, 2014 12:11 PM

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OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Michel Kafando was sworn in as transitional president of Burkina Faso on Tuesday, faced with the task of leading the West African country to elections in a year following a brief military takeover.

The former foreign minister, who will be barred from standing at the elections, is set to name a prime minister on Wednesday and together they will appoint a 25-member government, according a transition timetable.

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