Burkina Faso Leaders Agrees On A Transitional Framework.

A framework for a transitional government in Burkina Faso has been agreed after talks between political, military and civil leaders.

A spokesman for the talks in Ouagadougou said the charter project was agreed unanimously.

The transitional body is intended to return the country to civilian rule and prepare for elections next year.

The army took power after President Blaise Compaore was forced to resign on 31 October amid mass protests.

Lt Col Isaac Zida declared himself head of the West African state on 1 November after President Compaore fled to neighbouring Ivory Coast after 27 years in power.

Last week the African Union (AU) issued a two-week deadline for the authorities to restore civilian rule or face possible sanctions.

Under the charter agreed on Thursday, an interim president will be chosen by a special college composed of religious, military, political, civil and traditional leaders.

The president will then name a prime minister to appoint a 25-member government.

The charter also calls for a 90-member national transitional council to serve as a legislative body.

Lt Col Zida, who pledged to hand over power to a civilian authority, is expected to enact the charter within days, officials said.https://m.facebook.com/panafricanliberationmovement?_e_pi_=7%2CPAGE_ID10%2C1870716091

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