Burkina Faso junta leader says no elections until the country safe for voting

FILE PHOTO: A man holds his national flag as people gather to show their support to the Junta leader Ibrahim Traore and demand the departure of the French ambassador at the Place de la Nation in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso January 20, 2023. REUTERS/Vincent Bado/File Photo

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) – Burkina Faso’s junta leader, Ibrahim Traore, said on Friday that there would be no elections until the country was safe enough for everyone to vote.

The military government that seized power in a coup last year has committed to organising a vote to restore civilian rule in 2024.

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