Burkina Faso strongman Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba was ceremonially sworn in as president on Wednesday following the adoption of a “charter” to restore elected government in 2025. This, AfricaNews reports, after Damiba on Tuesday signed a so-called transition charter that declared elections would be held 36 months after his inauguration, 6 months later than what had been proposed by a commission set up by the junta. The charter stipulates that the president is not eligible for the “presidential, legislative and municipal elections which will be organized to put an end to the transition” and that a 71-member legislature and 25-member government led by a civilian prime minister will be set up to ensure the transition. Their members will also be barred from contesting the post-transition ballot.