Ibrahim Traore sworn in as Burkina Faso's transitional president
Captain Ibrahim Traore was sworn in Friday as the transitional president of Burkina Faso in front of the Constitutional Council in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso.
Traore promised before the people of Burkina Faso "to preserve, respect, ensure respect for and defend the constitution, the transition charter and laws, to do everything possible to guarantee justice for all the inhabitants of Burkina Faso."
Unanimously appointed as transition president to lead the transitional period of Burkina Faso during a national assembly a week ago, Traore signed a new transitional charter, according to which the transitional government will be composed of a prime minister and a maximum of 25 ministers, while the transitional legislative assembly will consist of 71 members.
The coup led by Traore was the second one this year in the country since former President Roch Marc Christian Kabore was overthrown on January 24.