The National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP), led by Col Assimi Goita, announced on Monday that it was appointing former Defence Minister Ba N’Daou as president of the new transitional government in Mali.
Col Goita will serve as Vice President.
The announcement came barely a week after the 15-member Economic Community of West African States took the decision.
The body has been involved in peace talks with key actors in the Mali political crisis, which reached a peak with the overthrow of the civilian administration by officers from the country’s armed forces, who formed the CNSP.
ECOWAS leaders who attended an Extraordinary Summit in Accra, Ghana, on September 17 issued a communique on several decisions aimed at ensuring peace in the troubled country.