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The Burkina Faso Assembly recommends postponing legislation but keeping the President this year

July 9, 2020

The Burkina Faso National Assembly has proposed to the President of the country, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, that the parliamentary elections scheduled for November 22 be postponed by a year, although it has opted for the presidential elections, which will also take place on that day .

MEPs voted “unanimously” on Wednesday, according to Assembly President Alassane Bala Sakandé, a package of 19 recommendations after visiting the five most vulnerable regions, including the postponement of the election to the President in the United States Kossyam Palace.

“Depending on the terms of the constitution, we have asked to postpone the general election and hold the presidential election,” said Sakandé, according to the Burkina24 website. He said he wants to keep the presidents to avoid “not just an intentional vacuum but also institutional terrorism”.

The Burkina Faso Assembly recommends postponing legislation but keeping the President this yearThe Burkina Faso Assembly recommends postponing legislation but keeping the President this year

Regarding the shift in parliamentarians, he indicated that the proposal was raised after speaking to mayors and regional councils, as well as religious and traditional leaders, to better understand the situation in the areas most affected by jihadist violence.