Burkina Faso's interim president Michel Kafando
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Burkina Faso interim president: 'We know we have to get along'

Burkina Faso's interim president, Michel Kafando, says he has wider support than the army who took power after President Blaise Compaore was forced to resign in October following mass protests.

The veteran diplomat and former foreign minister said he did not feel any obligation to the military for his candidacy.

Mr Kafando said all factions in the West African nation had to get along to "make our mission a success." Elections are due to be held next year.

Last week the interim prime minister Isaac Zida said he would request the extradition of former President Compaore but Mr Kafando said this was not straight forward.

  • 02 Dec 2014
  • From the section Africa
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