Burkina Faso junta leader says there will be no elections until country is able to vote

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Burkina Faso’s interim President Ibrahim Traore attends a session of the Russia-Africa summit in St. Petersburg, Russia July 28, 2023. Donat Sorokin/TASS Host Photo Agency via REUTERS/File Photo Acquire license rights

OUAGADOUGOU, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Burkina Faso junta leader Ibrahim Traore said on Friday there would be no elections until the country was safe enough for everyone to vote.

The military government that seized power in a coup last year has pledged to hold a vote to restore civilian rule in 2024.

Reporting by Sofia Christensen; Editing by Leslie Adler

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