ECOWAS leaders meet with Mali junta on deadline day

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Mali's junta should identify a civilian interim chief on Tuesday, because the army chiefs meet with West African leaders who're additionally calling for recent elections inside a yr.

The 15-nation regional bloc generally known as ECOWAS gathered for a summit in Ghana, with its new president Nana Akufo-Addo additionally attending.

The bloc has set an ultimatum for a return to democratic rule inside a yr and has referred to as for a civilian to take the highest job within the meantime.

The army junta backed an association for an 18-month transition authorities on Saturday. However stated the interim president chosen to supervise the transitional authorities might come from the army.

The junta seized energy in an August 18 coup that overthrew president Boubacar Keita.