The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) completed a mission on Tuesday, September 7, to evaluate the transition process in Mali. At the end of his stay, the mission expressed its concern that the presidential and legislative elections would be held.
This double vote should in principle be held next February. It is intended to mark the end of an 18-month transitional period in Mali, a return to constitutional order, but while many voices are being raised to question the possibility of meeting this deadline, ECOWAS mission, led by former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, expresses concern.
“Insufficient concrete action” “The mission remains concerned about the lack of concrete action to effectively prepare the electoral process,” emphasized General Francis Béhanzin, ECOWAS’s Commissioner for Peace and Security at Lamissa Sangaré’s microphone. She urged the transitional government to swiftly present a timetable with timetable, reforms and priority actions that are urgent to take in order to hold presidential and legislative elections. “
Preparation of the electoral roll Among these measures which are considered to be priorities, ECOWAS refers in particular to the preparation of the electoral roll and the selection of bodies or bodies to carry out these elections. The mission also calls on Malian socio-political actors to work together, during this transitional period, to ensure the success of the process.
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