Mali: M5-RFP Coalition that led pre-coup protest rejects Junta's charter
By Our Reporter
September 13, 2020 - The post-coup charter proposed that Mali’s Junta, that could see a military official emerge and interim president has been rejected by the M5-RFP Coalition, the group that led anti-government protests before last month’s coup.
After three days of negotiation, the ruling junta on Saturday, agreed to a transition for Mali after the Aug. 18 coup that
toppled President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.
However. The coalition rejected the Charter, citing that the final version of the charter did not reflect the results of talks, which it said included a majority vote for a civilian interim president.
“M5-RFP distances itself from the resulting document which does not reflect the views and decisions of the Malian people,” it said in a statement released late on Saturday.
Under the junta’s charter, the interim president can be a civilian or a soldier and will preside over a transitional period of 18 months before elections are held, according to a spokesman for the talks.