Mali’s prime minister has passed the milestone for the first 100 days at the helm of the government. If he had time to make field visits and announce the opening of major projects, the timetable for the organization of the elections is still not known. He now faces a good part of the Malian political class who decided to boycott National Assises for the basic he plans to organize.
as reported from Bamako, Serge Daniel
Ultimately, several political parties and associations do not intend to participate in the National Assises of the review planned by Malian Prime Minister Choguel Maïga. For them, this is a maneuver to get an extension of the transition period, which in principle ends at the end of February 2022.
Tiéman Hubert Coulibaly, the former Malian foreign minister and president of the Republican Action for Progress, a grouping of parties, is like everyone else signed by an official press release: whose goal was to achieve an extension of the transition via a channel without consent. “
The former minister and the other signatories also believe that they are not “in an inclusive process”. And today it is high time that we can find a way to go in that direction. This would prevent us from wasting more time, but above all we could have agreement – a union – on this transition that must succeed, which must absolutely succeed. ”
Some signatories to the press release call for intervention from the transition president to rectify the situation.
The Prime Minister is forced to go to a meeting that has no place today. We have simply understood that these meetings are organized to instrumentalize certain political classes or civil society so that we go to the extension.
Yaya Sangaré, former Minister and spokesperson for Adema