Burkina Faso’s new military ruler has approved a transitional charter which will allow him to stay in power for three years.
Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba signed a charter which was drawn-up by a military-appointed commission made up of about 350 participants and had been discussed by a national forum in Ouagadougou.
The document said he will not be allowed to stand in elections scheduled for 2025.
The deliberations agreed on 25 ministries and 71 members to constitute the legislative assembly.
Civil society activist Adama Tiendrebogo says most of the civil liberties organisations are satisfied with the conclusions reached. But an opposition leader, Eddie Komboigo, said not everyone would be happy with the plan, but it was based on consensus.
Burkina Faso has been suspended from the regional group, ECOWAS, and the African Union over the coup that toppled Roch Kaboré who has remained under house arrest since January.