first_imgBurkina Faso sets new date for presidential electionsBurkina Faso’s transitional government has set November 29 as the new date for presidential and legislative elections.The country is seeking to get a transition to democracy back on track, in the wake of a failed one-week coup in September.A cabinet meeting fixed the November date for the first round of the elections.A popular uprising overthrew longtime leader Blaise Compaore a year ago. Since then, interim President Michel Kafando has been in power in the West African state.A court in Burkina Faso last week charged a general and a former Foreign minister with crimes including threatening state security and murder, during the the failed coup.Voters will be presented with two ballots – one for choosing members of parliament, the other for choosing among 14 candidates competing in the first round of the presidential election. The government has since beefed up security on main roads.last_img