the opposition rejects the ECOWAS proposals, which extend its mission


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                The ECOWAS mission has decided to extend its stay in Mali by 24 hours.  Despite the Malian opposition's rejection of its proposals such as the retention of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta (IBK), the formation of a government of national unity and the settlement of electoral disputes, the negotiations are continuing.  Official and discreet meetings were again held on July 18.

                                    <p><em>With our correspondent in Bamako,</em> <strong>Serge Daniel</strong>

In Mali, experts from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) responsible for proposing a solution to resolve the electoral dispute have almost completed the case. Those dealing with the political side of the crisis continue to work hard to get results.

According to our information, a delegation from the subregional institution went again this Saturday, July 18, to Imam Mahmoud Dicko. The talks focused in particular on the name of the future head of the Malian government. In the proposals rejected by the opposition, in addition to President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta (IBK), Prime Minister Boubou Cissé was to remain at his post.

But according to observers, the lines could move. Nothing official, but agreeing to bring up the subject seems important. A delegation from the former CMA (Coordination of Azawad Movements) rebellion was also received by the ECOWAS mission. Mama Koité Doumbia, for her part, led the delegation of women leaders from Mali. This Sunday, July 19, the ECOWAS mission should also meet the press.

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                    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="fr" dir="ltr">Deployment of an ECOWAS Mediation Mission in Mali led by HE Mr. Goodluck JONATHAN, former President of the Rep.  Fed.  of Nigeria, composed of Mr. Kalla ANKOURAO, Minister of Aff.  Étrangères du Niger, by Jean-Claude Kassi BROU, and Gen.  Francis Awagbè BEHANZIN.</p>  ECOWAS-ECOWAS (@ecowas_cedeao) July 17, 2020</blockquote>  

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