The ECOWAS mission will focus on the local political situation. Within the Malian political class, they have their supporters, but also opponents who speak of a “disguised military transition”. The ECOWAS mission should find out whether there been a recent attempt to destabilize the transition, after several civilian personalities have been charged and placed under a committal order. Another issue on the table: the future presidential and legislative elections for a return of civilians to power. In this context, meetings are planned between the ECOWAS mission and major players in the electoral process.
Source: The North Africa Journal January 11, 2021 11:37 UTC