Colonel Assimi Goita, leader of the post-coup junta, has been named the country’s transitional president by the constitutional court in Mali.
Military detained Ndaw and prime minister Moctar Ouane on Monday, before releasing them Thursday after they agreed to resign. Both were released three days after they were arrested.
Meanwhile, the court judgement stipulates that Goita should “lead the transition process to its conclusion,” following his seizure of power earlier this week.
The constitutional court said it had made the decision due to the “vacancy in the presidency” following the resignation of caretaker president Bah Ndaw.