In the spotlight: a transitional prime minister appointed in Mali

“It is done, erupts the land in Bamako. The Prime Minister of the transition is known. He is neither from the M5-RFP nor from the former presidential majority. His name is Moctar Ouane, a respected diplomat. (…) Former Foreign Minister, former United Nations Ambassador Moctar Ouane, most recently WAEMU’s General Delegate for Peace and Security. He is recognized by many Malians, Le Pays emphasizes, as a great technocrat, honest and respected. ”

“This appointment follows a tough debate, reveals for its part L’Indépendant, another Malian diary. (…) The new Prime Minister would have been appointed following the rejection of Abdoulaye Idrissa Maïga, former Prime Minister of IBK. Several other names were on the list, including fourteen candidates for the M5-RFP. ”

In fact, L’Indépendant specifies, “this movement had decided not to provide a list of three candidates requested by the CNSP, for fear of creating controversy within it. He had therefore given free choice to his members who wanted to be candidates for the post of Prime Minister to submit their cases. Which number 14 was handed over to the CNSP on Saturday morning. ”

Should M5-RFP only attack itself?

For the country of Burkina“One wonders if M5-RFP is not the big loser in the cast of the three personalities responsible for managing the transition in Mali. (…) And it’s well done for this movement, Ouagalais launches daily. In fact, the M5-RFP should only blame itself, first for having lacked cohesion towards the junta and then for revealing in daylight that it was fighting for posts and not for Mali. ”

In any case, “now, highlights Le Point Afrique, here is Mali with three key figures who will oversee the 18-month transition to civilian rule: the interim president, Bah N’Daw, retired colonel and former defense minister, an interim vice president, Colonel Assimi Goïta, who is none other than the leader of the junta, and Moctar Ouane, who are responsible for forming a government, are preparing for the next election and putting the institutions back on the ground. ”

Work to be performed

WakatSéra insists about the role of the new Prime Minister: “Moctar Ouane is described as a man with rigor, dossiers and a well-rounded address book. These assets they will allow him, him the only real civilian in the team for the Malian transition, the Burkinabé place wonders to put Mali back on the rails of a true democracy where power would no longer be taken by arms but passed through the ballot paper according to to the will of the people? The former diplomat will undoubtedly have a lot to do to reconcile the Malays with each other and with the international community, especially the very cautious ECOWAS (…). Now that the most civilian of Malian “freight forwarders” is known, ECOWAS will no doubt no longer have the choice to continue firing on the ambulance, WakatSéra still believes. Mali has a greater need for frank and strong help to initiate a return to democracy, but above all a policy that puts the well – being of the peoples at the center of its concerns. ”

Towards a lifting of sanctions?

ECOWAS should therefore lift all its sanctions. Is it also points to the Maliweb page: “The sub-regional organization, softened by the suffering of the Malian people, whose message has been conveyed by several international voices, should announce the end of the sanctions that have locked the Malians in an economic cross for more than a month.”

And for its part warns Maliweb, “CNSP, which should logically announce its dissolution after the creation of the new team responsible for the implementation of the transition program, CNSP would be well inspired by its refrain from any new maneuver to strike root in power by interfering in a cavalier and self-interest in the appointment of civilian members of the new transition team. In the event of a new altercation with ECOWAS, Maliweb again warns that the people will no longer be inclined to endure further deprivation. ”


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