With less than a year to go before important elections, Malian Prime Minister Moctar Ouane tendered the resignation of his government on Friday. But the president of the Malian transition, Bah Ndaw, signed a decree on Saturday reappointing Moctar Ouane as Prime Minister. He is in charge of forming a new government of « broad openness ».
The Prime Minister of the Malian transition, Moctar Ouane, presented, Friday 14 May, the resignation of his government and was charged with forming a new cabinet of « broad openness », in a deteriorated social climate and less than a year of important elections. But he was immediately reappointed through a decree signed Saturday by the President of the Malian transition, Bah Ndaw.
« The President of the transition does me the great honour of reappointing me as Prime Minister in charge of forming a new government. A renewed confidence to which I am sensitive and for which I express my gratitude, » said Moctar Ouane who had submitted his resignation Friday. « The challenges ahead will be met by a team that will have as levers the patriotic commitment, competence and sense of national duty done, » said Moctar Ouane.
Prime Minister Moctar Ouane is in charge of forming a new broad-based government, taking into account some of the recommendations of President Bah Ndaw, who listened to the political class, the forces of life and religious leaders last week. « The Prime Minister has just started consultations for the formation of the new government team, » confirmed a person close to Mr. Moctar Ouane.
Furthermore, an electoral calendar has just been announced, with a first round of presidential and parliamentary elections on 27 February 2022, as well as a constitutional referendum on 31 October. However, doubts persist as to their ability to deliver on their programme, especially in a context of terrorist violence in the North, but also of political contestation.