World Mali. The junta makes a sizeable concession for a lifting of sanctions

01:40  02 october  2020
01:40  02 october  2020 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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The military junta which took power in Mali gives up a major prerogative devolved on their leader in the transition supposed to bring civilians back to the head of the country. This could lead to a lifting of sanctions by the Community of West African States.

The colonels who seized power in Mali on Thursday 1 October removed a major obstacle to the lifting of West African sanctions by renouncing a major prerogative devolved to their leader in the transition supposed to bring civilians back to the head of the country.

The soldiers who overthrew President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta on August 18 have given up on Colonel Assimi Goïta, who was appointed transitional vice-president on Friday, to replace the president in the transition which has just opened in the event of prevention of the latter, according to an official document released Thursday.

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The junta here accedes to a primordial demand from the Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to lift the sanctions imposed on Mali on August 20, foremost among which is a commercial and financial embargo.

Economic slump

The representative of the ECOWAS in Mali, Hamidou Boly, indicated shortly before the officialization of this concession that the sanctions could be lifted quickly, because there were major actions of the junta in the direction of the Cedao.

Maybe in the hours or days to come, as soon as the charter is published, we will lift the sanctions, he told UN radio in Mali, Mikado FM.

The junta is worried about the effect of the sanctions on a country in the grip of a deep economic slump, in addition to the security and political crisis which raises fears for the stability of the country and, beyond, of the Sahel.

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The soldiers whose putsch ended months of political protest fueled by the exasperation of Malians have pledged to return power to civilians after an 18-month transitional period.

"Recovery of the State"

They have drawn up a charter, a fundamental document which organizes the transition and which complements the existing Constitution, over which it prevails in the event of contradiction.

No final version of this charter had been published before Thursday, although it was used on Friday to found the inauguration of the president, Bah Ndaw, and the transitional vice-president, Colonel Goïta.

At least one unofficial version that the AFP viewed provided that the vice-president replaced the president if the latter was unable to attend.

This provision alarmed the ECOWAS, worried that the junta would use it to re-control a transition in which it already plays a preeminent role. She demanded its deletion and demanded the publication of the charter. This was published Thursday in the Official Journal.

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"We are demanding that the sanctions be lifted because they are totally ineffective and they are dangerous for our economy," he told the Assembly. "I have seen our minister of agriculture standing in front of our farmers and say 'We have to lift the sanctions .'

The vice-president is in charge of defense and security matters, says article 7, without mentioning a replacement prerogative for the president.

The charter assigns as objectives for the transition the restoration of security throughout the territory, two-thirds of which are outside the control of the central power, the recovery of the state and the organization of general elections.

Immunity for putschists

The duration of the transition is set at 18 months, according to the text, which provides that the president and the vice-president will not be eligible for the presidential election and the legislative elections at the end of the transition.

The charter provides for the creation of a legislative body of 121 members.

It stipulates that the putschists of August 18 enjoy immunity and cannot be arrested for their involvement in these events.

With a retired colonel-major as transitional president, the head of the junta as vice-president, a number of soldiers expected to hold key positions in the government in gestation and representatives in the future legislative body, the junta retains considerable control over the transition.

This is not necessarily viewed with a negative light by Malians. They have greeted the putsch rather favorably, and some cite the time and authority necessary to create the conditions for recovery in a country on the brink of collapse.

ECOWAS, for its part, is worried about further instability in a Sahel already won over by jihadist propagation and the bad regional example set by a junta in power.

All the conditions of ECOWAS are not yet met. She also demanded the dissolution of the junta and the release of civilian and military personalities arrested during the putsch and still detained.

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