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Roch Marc Kabore sworn as Burkina Faso president

By on December 29, 2015

Burkina Faso’s constitutional court swore in Roch Marc Kabore as president on Tuesday,making the former prime minister the country’s first new leader in decades following his election last month.

The ceremony took place at a stadium in the capital.
Former president Blaise Compaore was overthrown in a popular uprising in October 2014.

The ceremony conducted at a stadium crowded in the capital.
Former president Blaise Compaore was overthrown in a popular uprising in October 2014.

“This is the triumph of the alternative that we have been waiting for so long. It’s the triumph of democracy,” Kabore said in a speech.

The swearing-in marks the end of an interim government that held power in the wake of Compaore’s overthrow.

Authorities arrested around 20 soldiers for plotting to free from prison a prominent general, Gilbert Diendere.

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