After the second coup in nine months, the colonel was officially put into use on Monday. In his first major public speech, he insisted on “protecting” the country’s “historical responsibility”.
A complete circle and a clarification. On Monday, June 7, after his second coup in nine months, 38-year-old Colonel Asimi Goita changed from a camouflage uniform to a ceremonial uniform and was officially appointed as the transitional president by the Supreme Court of Mali.
A few hours later, the new head of state appointed Choguel Kokalla Maïga, chairman of the Strategy Committee for the Patriotic Forces Movement Rally on June 5, and unveiled the mystery of the name of the prime minister. This group of opposition organizations and parties started a popular protest against President Ibrahim Bubakar Keita in the spring of 2020, called “IBK”, which was “completed by the coup of Colonel Goita and four other officers.” “.
Since then, civil powers designed to conceal military superiority have also been overthrown, after which “The coup in this coup”, In the words of French President Emmanuel Macron, the two killers of the “IBK” regime now find themselves in the head of state.
Colonel Asimi Goita, eager to shake off the pressure of the international community, promised when he was sworn in “Organize credible, fair and transparent elections on scheduled dates [le 27 février 2022] » with “Smart and efficient implementation Peace Agreement From Algiers-Signed in 2015 with a former rebel group in the north of the country.
Remaining silent at the ceremony on Monday, diplomats condemned the May 24 coup, which excluded Mali from African institutions and imposed sanctions on some people — suspending its bilateral military cooperation with Paris. But in the end, they could only watch as its main instigator was declared president. France, like the African Union (AU) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), has not yet lifted restrictions.