Mali: Three-year rule by the military, decides to free Keita

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Mali: Three-year rule by the military, decides to free Keita

The junta has also agreed to release Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, the military that seized power in Mali wants to rule the country for three years.

A source reported the development in a visiting West African delegation and on Sunday, the rebel soldiers.

Recall that the military reportedly forced the President to dissolve his cabinet and resign after months of protest by Malians.

“The junta has affirmed that it wants a three-year transition to review the foundations of the Malian state. This transition will be directed by a body led by a soldier, who will also be head of state,” a source in the ECOWAS delegation told AFP after talks with the junta.

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“The government will also be predominantly composed of soldiers” under the proposal, the source said on condition of anonymity.

A junta official confirmed to AFP that “the three-year transition would have a military president and a government mostly composed of soldiers”.

The source and the official added that the soldiers had decided to release Keita, detained along with other political leaders after Tuesday’s coup, and he would be able to return to his home in Bamako, the capital.

“And if he wants to travel abroad for (medical) treatment, that is not a problem,” said the source from ECOWAS, which stands for the Economic Community of West African States. sports questions

Prime Minister Boubou Cisse, who was held at a military base outside the capital where the coup started with Keita, would be transferred to a safe residence in the region.

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Although the coup was met with international criticism, thousands of opposition supporters in the streets of Bamako celebrated the ouster of the president.

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