The Malian transitional authorities published the final version of the “roadmap” for the transition process in the African country after the coup on August 18 on Thursday. This document excludes any mention of this possibility. The Chairman of the Board and current Vice-President, Assimi Goita, may replace the President in the event of a vacancy.
The “Transitional Letter” published in the “Official Journal of the Republic of Mali” states that the Vice-President “is responsible for defense and security matters” and confirms that the transition period will last 18 months. something that has already been accepted by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
It also states that “the vice-president and vice-president of transition will not be able to participate in the presidential and parliamentary elections that will be organized at the end of the transition,” excluding Goita and the new president Bah Ndaw, a retired colonel, former defense minister.
ECOWAS had also called for the dissolution of the board, which is not included in the document, which implies that it will “take the necessary measures for the functioning of the public powers, the life of the nation, the protection of citizens and citizens.” the preservation of freedoms pending the creation of transitional bodies “.