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US News Mali: the former Minister of Foreign Affairs Moctar Ouane in charge of forming the transitional government

00:10  28 september  2020
00:10  28 september  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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L ' former Malian Minister of Foreign Affairs Moctar Ouane was appointed Prime Minister on Sunday by transitional President Bah Ndaw, fulfilling the main condition set by Mali's neighboring countries to lift their sanctions.

The appointment of a civilian to the post of transitional prime minister was expected since the inauguration on Friday of Bah Ndaw, a retired colonel and former defense minister, and of a transitional vice-president, Colonel Assimi Goïta, who is none other than the head of the junta.

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The colonels who overthrew President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta on August 18, in an officially bloodless putsch, pledged to return power to elected civilian leaders, at the end of a period of transition of a maximum duration of 18 months.

Mr. Ouane, 64, "is appointed Prime Minister" according to the brief decree read in the afternoon during a special flash on public television ORTM by the Deputy Secretary General of the Presidency, Sékou Traoré.

The formation of his government will be announced on Tuesday, an officer of the ruling junta told AFP, on condition of anonymity.

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- Role of the vice-president -

The Community of West African States (ECOWAS), which imposed an embargo on trade and financial flows with Mali two days after the putsch, announced on Friday that it would lift its sanctions "when a civilian prime minister is appointed".

Openly worried about the risk of a lasting hold by the military on the process, ECOWAS also demanded assurances that the vice-president, in charge of defense and security issues, could in no case replace the president, thus than the dissolution of the junta.

She also demands the release of the personalities arrested since August 18, including the former Prime Minister Boubou Cissé.

During his swearing-in before the Supreme Court on Friday, the transitional president assured the ECOWAS of "the determination of Malians to lead a stable, peaceful and successful transition under the agreed conditions and deadlines".

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"My greatest satisfaction will lie in handing over the witness to the future elected President of the Republic, properly elected and unquestionably elected", he said.

The transition charter "will constitute my breviary", he said, referring to the document drawn up during three days of national consultation on the transition which ended on September 12.

The exact content of this charter, however invoked throughout the inauguration ceremony of the president and vice-president, has not been officially published.

"You are taking the reins of your country at one of the crucial moments in its history. Your task will be difficult because the expectations of your people are immense and all more urgent than the others", the President of the Court warned them on Friday. Supreme, Wafi Ougadeye Cissé.

"Your people thirst for peace, security, stability, national unity, concord, social cohesion and justice", he stressed.

In place since 2013, Mr. Keïta's regime was weakened by months of protest over its inability to curb violence or resolve the serious economic and institutional crisis into which the country is inexorably sinking.

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Mali: the new transitional government appointed, soldiers in strategic positions .
© AP Photo / Frank Franklin II, File Prime Minister Moctar Ouane, September 21, 2006 at the United Nations General Assembly when he was Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Mali. The transitional government in Mali was unveiled this Monday, October 5. Of the 25 members, the military occupy four strategic positions: Defense, Security, National Reconciliation and Territorial Administration.

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