(CAP) Burkina Faso general takes over as Compaore resigns – BBC News

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Burkina Faso’s President Blaise Compaore has announced his resignation, following violent protests at his attempt to extend his 27-year rule.

Mr Compaore issued a statement saying the presidency was now vacant and urging elections within 90 days.

Military chief Gen Honore Traore said he had taken over as head of state “in line with constitutional measures”.

On Thursday, protesters angry at Mr Compaore’s attempt to amend the constitution set fire to parliament.

‘Social peace’

Following the protests, Mr Compaore said he had agreed not to seek another term, but that he would remain in power until a transitional government had completed its work in 2015.

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