Mali is not done with the military regime

Mali is not done with the military regime
Mali is not done with the military regime

The security and political crisis in Mali was at the heart of national consultations supposed to propose solutions. What emerged was the recommendation to extend for several more years the regime of the military who took power by force in 2020.

The hundreds of participants also asked that the head of the junta, Colonel Assimi Goïta, run for president, which should put an end to this so-called “transition” period, according to the recommendations read at the end of this “inter-Malian dialogue”. » and broadcast by state television.

Three more years

“As regards political and institutional issues, the inter-Malian dialogue recommends [de…] extend the duration of the transition from two to five years” and “promote the candidacy of Colonel Assimi Goïta in the next presidential election,” declared the rapporteur of the steering committee for these consultations, Boubacar Sow. These comments seem to suggest that the colonels will remain in power for three additional years from the end of March 2024 and therefore until 2027.

The soldiers who took charge of this country in 2020, faced with jihadism and the actions of armed groups, had committed in 2022 to returning power to civilians in March 2024 after elections. They failed to fulfill this commitment made at the time under pressure from the Community of West African States and rigorous sanctions from this organization. The dialogue also recommended “opening doctrinal dialogue with so-called jihadist armed groups,” declared Boubacar Sow.

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