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The junta that seized control of Mali in a coup two weeks ago will hold transition talks this weekend with political parties and civic groups, including the June 5 Movement that launched a protest movement that eventually led to President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita’s resignation.

A junta spokesman said the talks Saturday and Sunday are aimed at producing a blueprint for the transition.

A delegation from the 15-nation Economic Community of West African States recently rejected the coup leaders’ plan for a three-year transition.

The bloc is demanding immediate civilian transition and elections within a year.

According to VOA report seen by NCMP, Mali’s junta spokesman said the second round of talks will be held next Thursday through Saturday in Bamako, Mali’s capital.

On Thursday, the head of Mali’s new junta visited Keita in a Bamako hospital, where he was admitted Tuesday for a condition that could lead to a stroke.

The junta says Keita is free to seek additional medical treatment abroad. 

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