Moctar Ouane, who has been reappointed Prime Minister in Mali, continued consultations on Tuesday, May 18, with a view to forming the future government.
He received delegations from the former majority and from civil society. The M5-RFP, a political movement that participated in the fall of former President IBK and is very critical of the transition, went in a scattered line. The Union for the Republic and Democracy (URD), the main party of the M5, announced to the Prime Minister its firm intention to accompany him in the formation of the new team.
The delegation of the Union for the Republic and Democracy (URD), the main M5 formation, was led by its president. The atmosphere was rather warm. The party of the late Soumaïla Cissé first officially congratulated Prime Minister Moctar Ouane on his reappointment as head of government. The URD then wished for the establishment of an inclusive government before declaring itself available for further action.
While the Prime Minister is proposing the entry of executives from the Union for the Republic and Democracy into the future government, on the other hand, a fringe of the M5 led by another figure, Dr. Choguel Maiga, is not, for the moment, willing to cross the Rubicon, the Prime Minister was told. Discussions will probably continue.
Several other political groups have indicated, after the meeting with the Prime Minister, their agreement to be part of the coming government.
The Prime Minister and the transitional president, Bah N’Daw, reportedly want several civil society figures to join the new team.
Meanwhile, the strike staged at the call of the National Union of Workers of Mali (UNTM) was on its second day. The movement was followed in Bamako and in the interior of the country. However, the bankers have decided to ease the movement. From this Wednesday, for example, ATMs will be supplied and salary transfers will be made.