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Date:21 May 2015
Burkina Faso: A New Electoral Law and Political Struggles

On April 7, 2015, Burkina Faso provisional National Transition Council (NTC) passed a new law amending the Electoral Code.

This is just a forty-five words text that could prevent former leaders of the Blaise Compaore regime from being candidates to the forthcoming presidential and parliamentary elections to be held next October. The barons of the 27-year long reign are now leaving no stone unturned in order to avoid such a political sanction which to them means a premature retirement and even political exclusion.

"Are not eligible: (... ) all those individuals who have supported an anti-constitutional change that has hampered the principle of political alternation, chiefly the principle of limitation of the number of presidential terms of office, which has led to an insurrection or any other form of uprising."

Click the link to read the full articlehttp://allafrica.com/stories/201505210571.html

Source: www.centre4s.org


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