Malian court names coup leader as transitional President

The constitutional court in Mali has named Assimi Goita, the leader of the recent coup that occurred in Mali, as the transitional president of Mali. This comes just a day after he declared himself the interim president of Mali. The court stated the decision was reached due to the fact that the country didn't have a president.

The Goita-led faction snatched power on Monday after oty arrested the interim President Bah Ndaw and Prime Minister Moctar Ouane, one that drew backlash from all over the world.

The two leaders were released from custody after international negotiators flew into Bamako to broker a deal for their release but the military forced the leaders to resign while still in detention. Mr Goita stated that the leaders had failed in their duties and were aiming to sabotage the country's transition.

Mr Goita also added that a new Prime Minister would be appointed in the coming days and that the elections scheduled for next year would still go on as planned. This is the second coup the colonel would be leading in just 9 months after also toppling President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in August last year.

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