Burkina Faso opposition rejects referendum plan, calls for protests

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OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) – Opposition parties in Burkina Faso accused President Blaise Compaore on Wednesday of preparing a “constitutional coup d’etat” and called for nationwide protests against moves to remove a two-term limit for the presidency. In power for over 27 years, Compaore has positioned himself as a senior regional mediator and his country is an important base for…

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