Captain Ibrahim Traoré, author of a putsch on Friday in Burkina Faso who has experienced two coups in eight months, was officially appointed Wednesday, October 5 as president of the country, according to a declaration entitled Fundamental Act read on national television.

"The President of the Patriotic Movement for Safeguarding and Restoration (MPSR) performs the functions of Head of State, Supreme Head of the National Armed Forces", indicates the Fundamental Act, which temporarily replaces the Constitution of Burkina "pending the 'adopting a transition charter' and read by Captain Kiswendsida Farouk Azaria Sorgho, spokesperson for the MPSR.

With AFP

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