Briefing from ROAPE Volume 8 Number 21
‘Democracy’ in Upper Volta

‘Democracy’ in Upper Volta
Vol.8 No.21 (Summer 1981), pp102-109
On 25 November, 1980, elements within the Voltaic Armed Forces overthrew the civilian government of President Lamizana and put an end to Upper Volta's Third Republic, and its third attempt at parliamentary democracy since Independence from France 20 years before. The National Assembly was dissolved, the Constitution suspended and all political parties were banned.