Ousted Burkina leader's party candidate barred from presidential vote

Supporters of the CDP Party arrive for a party congress on July 11, 2015 in OuagadougouBurkina Faso’s Constitutional Council on Saturday provisionally cleared 16 candidates for presidential elections in October but declared the candidate of ousted president Blaise Compaore’s party ineligible. Eddie Constance Konboigo, head of Compaore’s Congress for Democracy and Progress party, was among six candidates barred from running, along with Gilbert Noel Ouedraogo of the ADF/RDA grouping that was allied to Compaore’s administration. The final list of presidential candidates will only be published after the deadline for appeals runs out on September 6.

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