The latest from #Burkina Faso #lwili: It is complicated

Blaise Compaoré is holed up maybe in Kosyam, the presidential palace, with presidential guard (very powerful) remaining loyal.  Compaoré announced he would remain as president until elections at end of 2015, and he would not try to change constitution (and so would be termed out and could not run).  But, Army Chief of Staff Honoré Nabéré Traoré had earlier issued communiqué saying *he* was in charge and would form a transition government for a return to constitutional order.  Meanwhile the opposition said they would not accept either arrangement and that President Compaoré had to be forced to resign immediately.

(Sources for all this the Twitterfeed #lwili and so of course impossible to verify here in San Jose, CA)

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