National Assembly of Burkina Faso

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National Assembly
l’Assemblée nationale
4th National Assembly
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Seats 111 members
Meeting place
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Parliament Building, Ouagadougou
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Burkina Faso

The unicameral National Assembly is the Burkina Faso's legislative body. In 1995, it became the lower house of a bicameral Parliament, but the upper house (Chamber of Representatives) was abolished in 2002. The upper house was to have been restored under the name "Senate" in the June 2012 constitutional amendments.[1] This revision was never executed due to an extended and unresolved political confrontation over the Senate's establishment, which left the country effectively with a unicameral legislature as of the October 2014 constitutional crisis.[2]

On 30 October 2014, as part of the 2014 Burkinabè uprising, protesters stormed the parliament building and set fire to it, in anger at the Parliament's decision to amend the Constitution of Burkina Faso to abolish term limits, which would have effectively paved the way for President Blaise Compaoré to remain in office for another five-year term.[3]

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  1. ^ Kere, Barthélemy. "Constitution of Burkina Faso - WIPO (français)" (PDF). WIPO. Retrieved 1 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Coulibaly, Nadoun. "Burkina Faso : vers un référendum constitutionnel pour Blaise Compaoré?". Groupe Jeune Afrique. Jeune Afrique. Retrieved 1 November 2014. 
  3. ^ Taoko, Herve; Cowell, Alan; Callimachi, Rukmini (30 October 2014). "Violent Protests Topple Government in Burkina Faso". New York Times Company. New York Times. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 

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