|President of Mali|
|Assumed office |
24 May 2021
|Prime Minister||Choguel Kokalla Maïga (interim)|
|Preceded by||Bah Ndaw (interim)|
|Vice President of Mali|
25 September 2020 – 25 May 2021
|Preceded by||Malick Diaw|
|Chairman of the National Committee for the Salvation of the People of Mali|
18 August 2020 – 25 September 2020
|Preceded by||Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta (president)|
|Succeeded by||Bah Ndaw (interim president)|
|Born||c. 1983 (age 38–39)|
|Alma mater||Joint Military School in Koulikoro|
Prytanée militaire de Kati
|Branch/service||Malian Armed Forces|
|Unit||Autonomous Special Forces Battalion|
Colonel Assimi Goïta (born c. 1983) is a Malian military officer. He has been the President of Mali since 24 May 2021. Goïta was the leader of the military junta that took power from former president Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta in the 2020 Malian coup d'état. Goïta later took power from Bah Ndaw after the 2021 Malian coup d'état and called himself president.
References[change | change source]
- "El coronel Assimi Goita, designado nuevo hombre fuerte de Mali tras el golpe" [Colonel Assimi Goita appointed Mali's new strongman after the coup]. efe.com (in Spanish). 19 August 2020. Archived from the original on 20 August 2020. Retrieved 19 August 2020.
- Emmanuel Akinwotu (25 May 2021). "Mali: leader of 2020 coup takes power after president's arrest". The Guardian. Lagos, Nigeria. Archived from the original on 24 May 2021. Retrieved 26 May 2021.