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Mali’s president, following ECOWAS recommendations, appoints a small government in response to the opposition’s rejection

Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has appointed a small government made up of just six ministers to take into account the recommendations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on how to solve the political crisis, although the main opposition movement has already done so. It has the proposals of the regional block rejected.

The Presidency said in a statement that Defense, Territorial Administration and Foreign Affairs Ministers Ibrahima Dahirou Dembelé, Boubacar Alpha Bah and Tiebile Dramé remain in their positions.

He has also appointed former army chief M’Bemba Moussa Keita to the security front, Kassoum Tapo as chief of justice and Abdoulaye Daffe as finance minister, according to the document published on his report on the Twitter social network.

Mali’s president, following ECOWAS recommendations, appoints a small government in response to the opposition’s rejection
Mali’s president, following ECOWAS recommendations, appoints a small government in response to the opposition’s rejection

The decision was made hours after the ECOWAS proposal, which included a unity government, the “immediate” resignation of 31 MPs to hold partial elections, a “reassembly” of the Constitutional Court and the establishment of a commission of inquiry into the protests’ deaths. It also threatened to impose sanctions on those who prevented the crisis from being resolved.

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