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President of Burkina Faso Resigns

Written by: Communicator StaffOctober 31, 2014

Sean Godfroy

After 27 years in office and several attempts on his life, President Blaise Compaoré boasted that “the streets would never oust him.” However, when a series of protests left the Parliament Building and the homes of his aides and supporters in ashes, the president of Burkina Faso resigned from his office on Oct. 31 and fled the country. The people took to the streets in celebration, and the military assumed temporary control of the nation. Saturday morning, Lt. Colonel Isaac Yacouba Zida declared himself head of state with the military backing him. The US has issued a statement condemning military takeover and called for Burkina Faso to follow its constitutional process to establish new leadership.