The Convention of Civil Society Organizations for Election Observation (CODEL) has described the January 2022 coup in Burkina Faso as a major setback for the country’s democracy.
Souleymane Ouédraogo, a member of CODEL at a media briefing by the group in Ouagadougou described the coup as a brutal brake on Burkina Faso's progress and efforts to uphold the rule of law.
The Convention has also set up a project called "Citizen monitoring and follow-up for good electoral governance in Burkina Faso".
Hien Dah Daniel, Vice-President of CODEL said the project which will be implemented over a period of three months will allow the Convention to raise awareness of the various recommendations being made and call on the authorities to clean up the electoral process for better governance in Burkina Faso".
The overall objective of the project is to encourage key actors to take into account the different recommendations of the observation missions in future electoral reforms to come according to Hien Dah Daniel.