Burkina Faso Elections Back On After Military Coup
The elections in Burkina Faso are back on as interim President Michel Kafando was reinstated. West African leaders are now overseeing the process.By Mari Jo Valero | September 23, 2015
Elections are back on schedule in Burkina Faso after a military coup threatened the country’s promise for a new democratic government.
Interim President Michel Kafando announced Wednesday the transition for democracy was back on track and condemned the members of the presidential guard responsible for the coup, lead by Gen. Gilbert Diendere. (Video via France 24)
The move to hand power back to Kafando was led by West African leaders who asked the international community not to impose sanctions on Burkina Faso and to let the parties mediate the situation themselves.