Mail’s Junta Vows To Establish Transition Government in 18-Month
The head of Mali’s military junta, Col- onel Assimi Goita, yesterday vowed to establish an 18-month transition gov- ernment, at the close of talks on re- turning the country to civilian rule fol- lowing last month’s coup.
An expert group appointed by the junta adopted a charter for an 18-month transition government, the president of which would either be a military officer or a civilian, the AFP reports.
“We make a commitment before you to spare no effort in the implementa- tion of all these resolutions in the ex- clusive interest of the Malian people,” Goita said.
It would be recalled that the junta which seized power in August had said its wants a military-led transitional body to rule for three years