Mali: Dr. Boubou Cissé, a technocrat in the Primature

Dr Boubou Cissé

Until then Minister of Economy and Finance, Dr. Boubou Cissé, 45, is named Prime Minister of Mali according to a statement of the Presidency of the Republic dated April 22, 2019.

Its first mission is to form a new government team in the spirit of the conclusions of the consultations with the political forces of the majority and the opposition.

This former World Bank executive, who holds a DEA in Development Economics, has experienced a meteoric rise since his appointment in 2014 as Minister of Industry and Mines in the Oumar Tatam Ly government. In 2016, he inherited the portfolio of the Economy and Finance in a difficult context.

Donors who support the country are full of praise for this money maker who managed to lead macroeconomic reforms with budget cuts and turn in the Treasury disbursements. In a country where the birthright is an institution, Dr. Boubou Cissé has come to impose his style.

At the very least, the new Prime Minister contrasts with his predecessor, who is rather politically and deemed a fine maneuverer in electoral contests. Will this appointment, a generational and programmatic breakthrough, allow President IBK to regain the security and social control of a country in turmoil? Sixth prime minister of President IBK in six years, Boubou Cissé will have for first challenge to last in a chair become ejectable literally and figuratively.

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