Burkina Faso: Damiba Names An Interim Prime Minister

Burkina Faso

Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba, Burkina Faso’s transitional president, has named an interim prime minister.

The new prime minister is likely to play an important role in the transitional government’s three-year term.

On Thursday, Albert Ouedraogo, a university professor and development economist, was chosen Prime Minister.

Only a few weeks after rallying disgruntled officers to oust democratically elected President Roch Marc Christian Kabore, coup leader Damiba was sworn in as president in February.

Following the coup, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) suspended Burkina Faso from its governing bodies, and the military rulers were ordered to quickly present a timeline for restoring constitutional order.

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Ouedraogo, who is 52 years old, will now work alongside Damiba to try to establish political stability in the country for three years before elections.