Elections in Mali

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Elections in Mali gives information on election and election results in Mali.

Political system

Mali elects on national level a head of state - the president - and a legislature. The president is elected for a five-year term by the people. The National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) has 160 members, elected for a five-year term, 147 members elected in single-seat constituencies and 13 members elected by Malians living abroad.

Mali has a multi-party system, with numerous parties in which no one party often has a chance of gaining power alone, and parties must work with each other to form coalition governments.

Latest elections

2007 Presidential election

 Summary of the 29 April 2007 Mali presidential election results
Candidates – Parties Votes %
Amadou Toumani Touré Independent; supported by Alliance for Democracy in Mali 1,612,912 71.20
Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta Rally for Mali 433,897 19.15
Tiébilé Dramé Party for National Rebirth 68,956 3.04
Oumar Mariko African Solidarity for Democracy and Independence 61,670 2.72
Mamadou Blaise Sangaré Social Democratic Convention 35,776 1.58
Soumeylou Boubèye Maïga Convergences 2007 32,973 1.46
Sidibé Aminata Diallo Rally for Sustainable Education and Development 12,443 0.55
Madiassa Maguiraga 6,856 0.30
Total (turnout 36.24%) 2,265,483 100.0
Source: Constitutional Court[1]

2007 Parliamentary election

 Summary of the 1 July and 22 July 2007 Malian parliamentary election results
Parties Votes % Seats
1st round
2nd round
Alliance for Democracy and Progress (ADP) Alliance for Democracy in Mali (ADEMA) 9 42 51
Union for the Republic and Democracy (URD) 3 31 34
Patriotic Movement for Renewal (MPR) 0 8 8
National Congress for Democratic Initiative (CNID) 0 7 7
Union for Democracy and Development (UDD) 0 3 3
Movement for the Independence, Renaissance, and Integration of Africa (MIRIA) 0 2 2
Party for Solidarity and Progress (PSP) 0 2 2
Alternation Bloc for Renewal, Integration, and African Cooperation (BARICA) 0 2 2
Bloc for Democracy and African Integration (BDIA) 0 1 1
Citizens' Party for Revival (PCR) 0 1 1
National Rally for Democracy (RND) 1 0 1
Sudanese Union-African Democratic Rally (US-RDA) 0 1 1
Front for Democracy and the Republic (FDR) Rally for Mali (RPM) 0 11 11
Party for National Rebirth (PARENA) 0 4 4
African Solidarity for Democracy and Independence (SADI) 0 4 4
Independents 0 15 15
Representatives of Malians living abroad 13 13
Total (turnout 33.39% in first round) 13 134 13 160
Source: Les Echos, Panapress, L'Essor

2009 Municipal elections

Democracy-wise things looked positive after the local elections at the end of April 2009, though significant shortcomings and attempts at manipulation still existed. Philip Kusch sees the challenges Mali still faces. Compulsory and meaningful event

Past elections

See also


  1. "Mali / Présidentielle: la Cour constitutionnelle valide la réélection de Touré", AFP (Maliweb.net), 12 May 2007 (French).

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