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Electoral Institution
Three main institutions administering the elections: the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC); the General Electoral Delegation; the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Local Government.
Eligible Voting Population:
8 000 462
Minimum Voter's Age:
Political Regime

Presidential Republic with a unicameral parliament. The executive power is represented by the president and his government. The mandate for the president is 5 years, renewable once. The president is elected by absolute majority vote using the two-round system. Legislative power is exercised by the National Assembly. Members of Parliament (MP) are elected for 5 years. The 147 members of the National Assembly are elected from 125 constituencies using the two-round system to serve five-year terms. In constituencies where there is more than one seat, block voting is used.

Number of Political Parties:


Number of Election Held
General elections : 5 (1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2013 Parliamentary elections = 5 = 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2013) Communal elections : 3 (2004, 2009, 2016)
When are the Next Elections?

Parliamentary elections: March 29- April 19, 2020 (elections scheduled for 2018 have been postponed) General elections: 2023.

Formerly a French colony of French Sudan, Mali became independent on 22 September 1960, after the break-up of the Mali federation comprising Senegal and the Sudanese Republic. In 1968, Modibo Keïta was overthrown in a coup led by a group of officers led by Lieutenant Moussa Traoré, who established a dictatorship. On March 26, 1991, he was overthrown in turn by Lieutenant Colonel Amadou Toumani Touré. After a period of democratic transition, Alpha Oumar Konaré was elected in 1992 and re-elected in 1997. In 2002, General Amadou Toumani Touré, who had retired from the army to run for office, was elected President of the Republic of Mali, and re-elected in 2007. On 22 March 2012 Amadou Toumani Touré was overthrown by a putsch led by Captain Amadou Haya Sanogo. After a transition, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta was elected President of the Republic in September 2013 after a presidential election.

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