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the junta renounces a great privilege for its leader

In Mali, the Charter, which will organize the transition for the next 18 months, was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on Thursday 1 October. The document takes into account a significant demand from ECOWAS, subject to the transitional chairman, Colonel Assimi Goïta, leader of the junta. Unlike an earlier version of the Transition Charter, the one published in the Official Journal of the European Union on Thursday does not mention that the Vice President can assume the functions of President of the…

The former defense minister appointed Mali interim president, junta leader named VP

Former Malidefence minister and retired Colonel Bah Ndaw was appointed interim president on Monday, while the leader of the junta who seized power last month was appointed vice president, state television announced. Mali's ruling junta has come under heavy pressure from leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to bring power back to civilians after the August 18 coup that toppled President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. It was unclear whether the arrangement would satisfy ECOWAS, which last week…

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