马里总理辞职 Mali's Prime Minister Resigns

11 December, 2012

马里临时政府总理迪亚拉已经辞职。辞职的几个小时之前,他在被指试图离开马里时被士兵逮捕。

迪亚拉星期二早上在国家电视台发表声明,宣布他连同他的整个政府辞职。

该地区的一名记者对美国之音说,迪亚拉总理对马里人民道歉时很激动,并说他曾经试图为马里工作。迪亚拉在他的简短声明中说,存在一些问题。

官员们说,忠于萨诺戈上尉的士兵星期一晚上在总理的家中逮捕了迪亚拉总理,当时他正准备前往法国。法国新闻通讯社说,迪亚拉计划到巴黎检查身体。今年早些时候萨诺戈上尉领导了一场军事政变。

8月份马里成立了由迪亚拉总理领导的权力分享政府。最近几周以来,由总理迪亚拉、萨诺戈上尉和临时总统特拉奥雷组成的临时政府中,紧张程度不断升级。

马里今年早些时候发生了一场推翻前总统杜尔的军人政变。几天之后,伊斯兰武装分子4月份夺取了对马里东部地区的控制。

Mali's interim Prime Minister Cheikh Modibo Diarra has resigned, just hours after he was arrested by soldiers as he prepared to leave the country.

Mr. Diarra made a statement on national television early Tuesday, announcing he was stepping down, along with his entire government.

A reporter in the region told VOA the prime minister was emotional as he apologized to Malians and said he had been trying to work for the country. In his brief statement, Mr. Diarra said there were some problems.

Officials say soldiers loyal to Captain Amadou Sanogo, who led Mali's coup earlier this year, arrested the prime minister at his home late Monday as he prepared to leave for France.  The French News Agency says he was planning to travel to Paris for a medical check-up.

Tensions had been mounting in recent weeks in the unity government comprised of Mr. Diarra, Sanogo and interim President Diouncounda Traore. In August, the country formed the power-sharing government under the leadership of Mr. Diarra.

Islamist militants seized control of northern Mali in April, a few days after a coup toppled President Amadou Toumani Toure.