Mali agrees to ECOWAS demand

2012-05-20 12:15

Bamako - Leaders of a coup in Mali said on Saturday they respect a decision by the West African bloc ECOWAS that interim president Dioncounda Traore must head the transition until general elections.

"Dioncounda Traore will remain in power to lead the transition" and "talks will continue about (the implementation of) accompanying measures", a military official at the putschists' headquarters at Kati outside Bamako told AFP.

ECOWAS earlier accused the leaders of the 22 March coup of blocking its efforts to steer the country back to constitutional rule.

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