Mali’s transitional forces agreed on Saturday a provisional 18-month government of 25 members, whose president and vice-president will not be represented in the next elections during the talks that took place this Saturday in the country’s capital. Bamako to set a roadmap to end the national crisis following the recent coup.
The military junta that led the coup will in turn form a temporary national council made up of 121 representatives from the various civil, military and ethnic groups of the African country, who will be responsible for the selection of the president and vice-president.
The negotiations, which began Thursday, were led by the National Council for the Salvation of the People (CNSP) and were attended by 500 representatives from the civil and political society of the African country, according to the local newspaper ‘L. “Essor”.
The President of the CNSP, Colonel Assimi Goita, said that after these last negotiations the country was facing the difficult task of implementing the agreement, but he hoped that this would mean “the arrival of a new Mali, more democratic and secular”.