//Head of Mali’s transitional government won’t be allowed to run in next Presidential elections – ECOWAS

Head of Mali’s transitional government won’t be allowed to run in next Presidential elections – ECOWAS

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) stated on Saturday the chief of the yet to be fashioned Transitional government will now not be allowed to run in the country’s subsequent elections.

A statement with the aid of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government entreated the military junta which has remained in power on the grounds that the ouster of President Ibrahim Boubacar to transfer energy to a civilian-led transitional government.

The physique said the transitional government will stay in electricity for one year, after which national elections will be held.

In the declaration, ECOWAS stated the leader of the transitional government need to be any individual “known for his/her professional features as well as mental and moral probity.”

“The Transition President will not stand as a candidate in the subsequent presidential election,” it added.

The today’s improvement comes after the regional physique said until now this week it would additionally consider a transitional authorities led through a retired army officer.

ECOWAS deployed a mediation team to Mali remaining weekend in search of a peaceful solution to the political crisis there following the ouster of president Ibrahim Keita remaining week.

Keita and Prime Minister Boubou Cisse were arrested alongside other authorities officers after the army took energy on 18 August following weeks of protests in the West African country. They have been released earlier this week.

ECOWAS led different international locations and agencies in condemning the ouster, but hundreds of Malians later took to the streets to exhibit their aid for it.

(CGTN)