The Mission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) proposed this Sunday to form a government of concentration in order to overcome the political crisis in Mali. The government has offered to comply with the recommendations of the African supranational organization.
The new government would include half of the current executive’s members, 30 percent of the June 5 patriotic forces movement group (M5-RFP) and 20 percent of civil society figures.
The proposal, which was presented at a press conference in Bamako this Sunday, includes four main points: reform of the Constitutional Court, formation of a government of national unity, compliance with the Algiers Peace Agreement and improvement of governance. The ECOWAS delegation hopes that the political plan can be implemented before July 31.
The head of mission, former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, was present at the event and warned that “no form of access to unconstitutional power is accepted.” Mali’s problems today “are related to governance problems,” emphasized the ECOWAS mission.