Burkina Faso: Compaore’s party pushed aside

Blaise Compaore’s party, the CDP, has been suspended by Burkina Faso’s interim government.

What will be the implications of the party’s exclusion from national politics? Will we witness a dangerous reaction by Compaore’s allies? It would have been wiser to keep the CDP in the game. History shows that excluding relevant parties may turn out to be a precursor to dangerous events.

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