ECOWAS / Mali: Heads of States call on parties to the conflict to respect the Constitution of the Republic

Praia, Jul 28 (Inforpress) – The Heads of States and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Monday called on parties involved in the political crisis in Mali to respect the Constitution of the Republic, especially the ways access to power.

These are, among other recommendations, contained in the declaration of the Extraordinary Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), which took place today by video conference, to analyze the political crisis situation in Mali.

At the end of the meeting, which lasted more than three hours, the President of the Republic of Cabo Verde, Jorge Carlos Fonseca, began by explaining that the crisis arose after the last parliamentary elections in Mali, in which about 31 rejected MPs at the polls, their respective mandates were recognized by the Constitutional Court (TC), including the president of the National Assembly.

In view of the TC’s electoral invalidation, the opposition movement, called M5RFP, contested the results, and asked for the resignation of the President of the Republic of Mali, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, the dissolution of the National Assembly, and to stop the functions of the Constitutional Court, recommending on a new basis establishing a new transition.

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