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Mali Opposition Rejects President’s Concessions Amid Stalemate

Mali Opposition Rejects President’s  Concessions Amid Stalemate

BAMAKO - Mali's opposition on Sunday rejected concessions by President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita aimed at resolving an escalating political crisis that has sparked deadly protests, saying it would be satisfied only if he resigns.
Keita announced in a speech late on Saturday he was dissolving the Constitutional Court and would move to implement recommendations made last month by regional bloc ECOWAS, which included re-running some of March's contested legislative elections.
A spokesman for M5-RFP, a coalition of political, religious and civil society leaders that launched protests over a month ago calling for Keita to resign, rejected his proposal.
"We are not going to accept this nonsense," the spokesman, Nouhoum Togo, told Reuters news agency. "We demand his resignation plain and simple."  (Aljazeera)