Mali: The transitional government is known

The transitional government in Mali was unveiled Monday, October 5. Of the 25 members, the military junta occupies four strategic positions: Defense, Security, National Reconciliation and Territorial Administration, which organizes the elections.

In this transitional government, very few places have been reserved for the traditional political class, which proposed the name of the new Minister of Economy and Finance, a local bank executive, Alousséni Sanou.

The M5, a protest movement that participated in the fall of the old regime, and its moral authority Imam Mahmoud Dicko have three portfolios: Communication; Employment, entrusted to the young dynamic Mohamed Salia Touré; and of Refoundation headed by Mohamed Coulibaly, very close to a great figure of the M5, the filmmaker Cheick Oumar Sissoko.

At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Ministry of Land Affairs, the touch of Prime Minister, Moctar Ouane, is felt.

Another important development was the inclusion in the new team of representatives of armed groups involved in the peace process. For example, at the important Agriculture post, there is a representative of the former rebellion, Mahmoud Ould Mohamed. The Ministry of Youth is also held by a former rebel. Me Harouna Toureh, a figure of the pro-government armed groups, becomes Minister of Labor and government spokesperson.

The government includes four women. Among them, Kadiatou Konaré, the daughter of former Malian President Alpha Oumar Konaré, who made a name for herself in publishing. She is named Minister of Culture.

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