Mali junta pledges transition to civilian rule

Reuters News
Posted: Apr 01, 2012 7:34 AM

BAMAKO (Reuters) - Mali's coup leader pledged to re-establish from Sunday the West African country's 1992 constitution and its state institutions, and to organize a transfer of power back to civilians.

The brief statement was read to journalists by Captain Amadou Sanogo at his army barracks just outside the capital Bamako.

(reporting by Bate Felix; writing by Mark John)