Military colonel who seized power in Burkina Faso named as transitional prime minister

November 19, 2014 12:00 PM

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OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso – The military colonel who briefly seized control of Burkina Faso after the longtime president stepped down has been chosen to serve as prime minister of the transitional government.

The selection of Lt. Col. Isaac Yacouba Zida on Wednesday as prime minister casts doubt on whether the interim government will actually return the country to civilian rule.

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