Mali will maintain presidential elections in March 2020, mentioned the nation’s overseas minister.
The announcement got here on the finish of the second assembly of the Transition Assist Group in Mali held in Togo’s capital Lome on Monday. The assembly was co-chaired by the UN, African Union and Financial Neighborhood of West African States(ECOWAS).
The election can be held consistent with the Transition Constitution adopted in September 2020 within the West African nation.
“The presidential election is what pursuits everybody. In precept, it should happen in March 2022,” Zeini Moulaye, minister of overseas affairs and worldwide cooperation, advised media on the sidelines of the assembly.
Moulaye led the delegation of taking part ministers from the Malian authorities on the assembly.
“Throughout the framework of the following elections, there can be a brand new CENI [Independent National Electoral Commission] which is able to embrace on the identical time representatives of the administration, representatives of the political class, representatives of the civil society,” Moulaye mentioned.
*Rodrigue Forku contributed to this story.