Mali president appoints new cabinet to resolve crisis


Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has appointed a trimmed down cabinet to work towards forming a unity government in the crisis-stricken nation.

This comes hours after a summit of West African leaders called for the swift creation of a unity administration and a fresh vote, following disputed elections.

A statement from the presidency said Keita, “in keeping with the wishes of regional bloc ECOWAS, had decided to form a limited ministerial team whose mission is to negotiate with the concerned parties”.

It said the new cabinet would include the Prime Minister Boubou Cissé and six other ministers.

No statement has been made on the other proposals by ECOWAS, like the resignation of 31 parliamentarians whose election was disputed and the remodelling of the constitutional court.

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