Burkina Faso leader clings to power as violence erupts over constitutional term limits vote

31 October 2014
Parliament was ransacked and set ablaze
Parliament was ransacked and set ablaze
<p id="story_continues_1" class="introduction">Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore says he will stay in power for a year under a transitional government, following a day of violent protests demanding his resignation.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">He said he was withdrawing a controversial law which would enable him to seek another term in office when his current term ends in 2015.</span></p> <p>On Thursday, protesters angered by his bid to extend his 27-year rule torched parliament and government buildings.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">They want him to resign immediately.</span></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><div>[toc hidden:1]</div>
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