President Assimi Goita of Mali appoints Prime Minister

Colonel Assimi Goita, leader of Malian military junta, attends the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) consultative meeting in Accra, Ghana September 15, 2020. REUTERS/ Francis Kokoroko

Malian President Colonel, Assimi Goita, says he will oversee the transition towards democratic elections in February after he was sworn in as interim President yesterday.

Colonel Goita, a 38-year-old Special Forces Commander, had already been declared President by the Constitutional Court last month after ousting Bah Ndaw, but, was formally sworn in at a ceremony in the capital Bamako.

He appointed Opposition Leader and Former Minister Choguel Maiga as Prime Minister, hours after becoming Mali’s President.

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