The constitutional court's announcement comes after President Bah Ndaw and Prime Minister Moctar Ouane resigned before their release from military detention on Thursday.
Interim President Bah Ndaw and Prime Minister Moctar Ouane were arrested and taken to a military base outside the capital before they resigned in detention, triggering a crisis in the West African country.
Colonel Assimi Goita, the vice president of the transitional council and the face of last year’s military coup, justified the move saying Monday's cabinet reshuffle was unfair.
Mali’s Colonel Assimi Goita takes control of country once again, stripping President Bah Ndaw and Prime Minister Moctar Ouane of their duties.
Colonel Malick Diaw of the military junta that toppled president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in August was elected with 111 votes.
The crippling sanctions on landlocked Mali were lifted following the nomination of retired Colonel Bah Ndaw as interim president, and Moctar Ouane as prime minister of the transition that is expected to last 18 months.
The appointment of a civilian prime minister was a major condition imposed by the West African regional economic bloc on Mali to lift sanctions that were imposed after an August 18 coup.
Bah N'Daw, who also served as defence minister in 2014 and previously headed the air force, has been described by former colleagues as "principled."
Junta leader Colonel Assimi Goita, announcing the appointment of former defence minister as interim leader, says he himself would serve as vice president of the transition government.
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