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Mali soldiers promise fresh elections, president quits after coup condemned by world allies – ABC News

President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita resigns and dissolves parliament after mutinying soldiers detain him at gunpoint near the capital, Bamako.



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Soldiers who staged a military coup in Mali that led to the resignation of president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and his regime have said they plan to form a civilian transitional government that will organise fresh elections.

  • Mr Keita stepped down as president after Malian soldiers detained him at gunpoint
  • He was democratically elected in 2013 with 77 per cent of the vote
  • The military coup has been condemned by Mali’s international allies

Mr Keita resigned and dis…

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