#Mali: Economy Minister Appointed Head of Government (Official)

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Malian Minister of Economy and Finance Boubou Cisse was appointed Prime Minister in charge of forming a new “broad-based” government on Monday, according to an official statement from the presidency.

The former Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubèye Maïga had submitted his resignation and his government’s resignation on April 18, less than a month after the killing of some 160 Fulani civilians in the center of the country and a series of demonstrations against the management of the country. ‘State.

Following the resignation, the head of state, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, “engaged in meetings with the political forces of the majority and the opposition to discuss on the one hand the socio-political situation in the country, and on the other. “Another part of the constitution of a broad-based government,” the statement said.

He “urged his interlocutors on the need to put Mali above all and urged them to accompany him in the reconstruction process” of the country.

Mr. Keïta “noted with his interlocutors a great capacity of listening and a great availability to federate their energies”, adds the presidency, announcing consequently the appointment of “Boubou Cissé to the functions of Prime Minister”.

The president instructed him “to form a new government team in the spirit of the conclusions of his consultations with the political forces of the majority and the opposition,” the statement said.

Mr. Cissé, an economist by training, was Minister of the Economy and Finance for more than three years, after holding the portfolio of Industry and Mines.

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