UN Calls on Mali Junta to Announce ‘Acceptable’ Election Timetable

The United Nations (U.N.) has called on Mali’s ruling junta to announce an election timetable amid anger over its suggestion of staying in power for five years before holding a vote.

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stated that it is absolutely essential that the government of Mali present an acceptable election timetable.

“I am working with the ECOWAS and the African Union to create conditions which can allow the government of Mali to adopt a reasonable and acceptable position to accelerate a transition which has already been underway for a long time,” he added noting that the move could bring back a sense of normalcy in relations between Mali and the international community, ECOWAS in particular.

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In a sharp escalation after months of diplomatic tensions, ECOWAS last week agreed to shut borders with the Sahel state and impose a trade embargo.


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