Call for constitutional order in Burkina Faso

31 October 2014

The Socialist International welcomes the decision by President Blaise Compaoré to step down from the Presidency, thus averting a deepening of the crisis in Burkina Faso. Yesterday our International had deplored the actions of President Compaoré in shutting down the government, dissolving parliament, imposing a state of emergency and announcing the creation of a transitional government to serve for the next twelve months, actions which led to increased violence on the streets of the capital, Ouagadougou, and the abhorrent attack on the National Assembly and on parliamentarians.

The International calls for the prompt restoration of constitutional rule and measures to ensure that early elections are held, allowing democracy to be respected.

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