World Bulletin / News Desk
Mali's interim president Dioncounda Traore approved a new transitional government on Monday, to move the West African country closer to constitutional order after a military coup in March.
The 31-member government will replace a transitional authority that was crippled by political infighting, and failed make progress in setting elections.
"The president of the republic, after receiving proposals from the prime minister, decrees the list of members of government," said a presidential statement read over state radio.
The statement said the holders of five posts in the new transitional government had been chosen by the military leadership. It said at least four members of the previous transitional authority, including the interior minister charged with organising elections, remained unchanged.
Mali has been split in two since a March 22 coup paved the way for a military advance by northern separatists.
Traore had reappointed his prime minister, Cheick Modibo Diarra, on Aug. 12 and asked him to form a new government within 72 hours.Last Mod: 21 Ağustos 2012, 11:38