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Mali: Coup leader promises elections

03-23-2012 19:15 BJT

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Captain Amadou Haya Sanogo, the de facto leader of a military coup in Mali, says his renegade soldiers intend to hand over power to a democratically elected president.

But Sanogo refused to give a time frame for the handover, saying it will depend on when all the necessary measures can be put in place.

After seizing power, coup leaders declared the suspension of the constitution and all state institutions. The mutineers said they were overthrowing the government because of its mishandling of an insurgency in the country’s north that began in January.

The whereabouts of the country’s president Amadou Toumani Toure still could not be confirmed.

 

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: CNTV.CN

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