Global Politics

Mali Junta Unveils Constitution And Promises Elections

The leaders of a military coup in Mali have unveiled a new constitution, a week after seizing power.

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They have also announced elections in which those who took part in the coup would be barred from standing, but have not set a date for them.

Several thousand people rallied in the capital Bamako on Wednesday in support of the new military leaders.

The coup was led by soldiers unhappy with the previous government's handling of a Tuareg insurgency in the north.

Mali's West African neighbors, and the US are calling for an immediate restoration of democracy. Mali was scheduled to hold a presidential vote in April.

Yeah Samake, a front-runner in that campaign, speaks with Marco Werman about the situation in Mali.

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