National Committee for the Salvation of the People is dissolved, says a government decree, a decision that comes after more than five months of president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita's removal in a coup.
The public prosecutor's office in the capital Bamako has said in a statement that six people were under investigation for "plotting against the government, criminal association, insulting the head of state and complicity."
Colonel Malick Diaw of the military junta that toppled president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in August was elected with 111 votes.
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.
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.
Mali's junta has launched a three-day national consultation to discuss its promised transition to civilian rule a month after it overthrew the nation's leader, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.
Turkish FM Mevlut Cavusoglu calls for democratic elections "as soon as possible" in the West African country during his meeting with army leaders and UN officials in Bamako.
Deposed president Keita was hospitalised in the capital Bamako, six days after he was released from detention by the ruling junta, which seized power on August 18.
Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was released from detention, 10 days after mutinying soldiers unseated him from power. Meanwhile, sources say his son has fled to a "neighbouring country."
In an aim to restore order after the military coup in Bamako, West African envoys are holding talks with Mali's military junta to try to push for a speedy return to civilian rule.
Delegates from West Africa's regional bloc are holding talks aimed at an early return to civilian rule after a military coup in troubled nation deposed Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.
US envoy to West Africa's Sahel region says decision on whether to formally designate removal of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita a coup had to go through a legal review.
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