The spokesman for Mali's National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP) Ismael Wague told a press conference that "nothing has been decided with the ECOWAS mediation team." The official added that "at no time has there been any talk of a government with a military majority, and so on."
The representative from the CNSP pointed out that Malians will take the final decision over who will rule the country through extensive consultation.
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"Any decision related to the size of the transition, to the transitional president, to the formation of the government will be made between Malians, with political parties, socio-political groups, unions, signatory groups (of Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali Resulting from the Algiers Process), civil society, following our first declaration," Wague assured.
Following the resignation of former President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita last Tuesday, on August 22, an ECOWAS mediation team led by former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan arrived in the country to hold talks with the military junta that took over power as well as all the parties involved.
On the other hand, the ECOWAS delegation head Goodluck Jonathan told reporters that Keita does not intend to return to power. "President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita told us that he has resigned. That he was not forced to do so. That he does not want to return to politics and that he wants a quick transition to allow the country to return to civilian rule," the official added.