Blaise Compaoré very articulate on RFI…

He’s articulate in an unassuming way… in this extract the reporters unfortunately do not ask the right questions.  For example, for a semi-authoritarian democracy, you have to ask the question: “Is the lack of alternance not likely to lead to political instability, and shouldn’t you as president be planning to step down after 27 years, as many of your colleagues have done in other West African countries?”  You have to be firm in getting a reply.  You should be asking about transparency, and should those in the presidential circle not be obliged to be more forthcoming in their affairs?

Blaise Compaoré, président du Burkina Faso, était l’invité de l’émission Internationales ce dimanche 8 décembre sur RFI. Interrogé sur sa succession, alors qu’il est au pouvoir depuis 1987, le chef de l’Etat burkinabè n’a pas écarté de se représenter pour un nouveau mandat, malgré la Constitution qui le lui interdit actuellement.

via Burkina Faso: Blaise Compaoré n’écarte pas la possibilité d’un cinquième mandat – Burkina Faso – RFI.

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