Burkina army chief announces creation of transitional government

Thu Oct 30, 2014 3:11pm EDT
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OUAGADOUGOU Oct 30 (Reuters) - The head of Burkina Faso's armed forces announced on Thursday the dissolution of the national assemably and the creation of a national transitional government to last a maximum of 12 months, though he did not say who would lead it.

"A transitional body will be put in place in consultation with all parties. A return to the constitutional order is expected in no more than 12 months," General Honore Traore told a news conference after a day of violent protests in the capital. (Reporting by Mathieu Bonkougou in Ouagadougou and Bate Felix in Dakar; Editing by Daniel Flynn)