Kafando Declared Burkino Faso’s Interim President

The move follows the signing of a charter on Sunday mapping out a year-long transition to elections.

Kafando was one of four possible candidates for the post including two journalists and an academic.

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

Lt Col Isaac Zida who declared himself head of the West African state has pledged to hand over power to a civilian authority.

72 year old Kafando was chosen by a special panel composed of religious, military, political, civil and traditional leaders.

Negotiations in the capital Ouagadougou continued into the early hours of Monday morning.

Kafando's first task will be to name a prime minister who will appoint a 25-member government.

By Bonareri Samaha

Source: BBC News

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