The International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF) held its 112th session of the Permanent Council of La Francophonie (CPF) on November 4 and 5, 2020. The event, chaired by the Secretary General of La Francophonie, Louise Mushikiwabo, was a special opportunity to express its views on the political situation in Mali.
« The Bamako Declaration will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, by videoconference in the presence of Macky Sall, President of the Senegalese Republic. This announcement was made by the OIF the day after the 20th anniversary of the Declaration.
During the 112th session of the Permanent Council of the Francophonie (CPF), Mali was discussed at length, particularly through this Declaration adopted on November 3, 2020 and which continues to have a certain modernity, it is believed.
In addition to the Bamako Declaration, this 112th session was also an opportunity to discuss the political transition underway in Mali. A transition following the implementation of which the suspension pronounced by the Francophonie since August 25, 2020 of Mali has been lifted. « The CPF encourages the Malian authorities to pursue the restoration of constitutional order in a sustainable and credible manner, » a press release from the OIF invited. According to the OIF, the lifting of the suspension is « an encouragement to the construction of an inclusive political space and to the strengthening of democratic openness, in particular through increased representation of women in the organs of the transition and in the reconstruction of the country ».
The Permanent Council of La Francophonie also took the opportunity to invite the transition authorities to set up a « National Transition Council representative of the various political forces and civil society in Mali ». The establishment of a body that should lead to the dissolution of the CNSP, according to the CPF, « in order to ensure legislative control of the actions of the Transitional Government, and in particular the adoption and monitoring of the implementation of the transition roadmap, as provided for in the Transition Charter ». Not only that, the CPF also called on the transitional authorities « to commit to a detailed timetable for reforming the electoral framework with a view to organizing general elections at the end of the transition, in accordance with the announced timetable.
Expectations of the Malian transitional authorities are high. It is up to them to make sure that the shelves move.