Burkina: Prime Minister Christophe Dabiré resigns

The President of Burkina Faso Roch Marc Christian Kaboré has accepted the letter of resignation of his Prime Minister Christophe Marie Joseph Dabiré on Wednesday 8 December 2021.
“I presented my letter of resignation today to the President of Faso, His Excellency Mr Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, who accepted it. I would first like to thank the Head of State for the trust that has been placed in my humble person and for the high responsibilities that he has kindly entrusted to me for three years. I also thank my compatriots and all the members of the Government for the support I have received. In a context of strong popular aspirations, I invite all Burkinabè to mobilise to support the President of Faso and the new executive that will be put in place. I remain convinced that it is through unity of action that we will be able to meet the challenges facing our country and our people”, the outgoing head of government said on his Facebook page.
“The President of Faso (…) having regard to the letter of resignation (…) of 8 December 2021, which refers to the resignation of the Prime Minister, decrees that Christophe Joseph Marie Dabiré’s duties as Prime Minister shall be terminated,” the government’s Secretary General, Stéphane Wenceslas Sanou, said on public television, reading out the presidential decree. This resignation was expected by some observers of Burkina Faso’s political life after President Roch Kaboré announced a few days ago his desire to form a “tight and combat government” to better conduct the fight against terrorism.

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