Elections in Mali: July 28 Presidential Elections

Publication Date: 
24 Jul 2013
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On Sunday, Malian voters will cast ballots for President of the Republic, marking the first time citizens will elect a leader since the March 2012 coup d'état that overthrew the government.

Since the widely-condemned coup, a civilian transitional government was installed and a unity government was formally appointed in August 2012. On May 20, 2013, the Malian National Assembly adopted a new electoral law, which was promulgated by the interim President the following day.

This first election under the new code is considered an important next step in the nation's return to democracy.

IFES' frequently asked questions (FAQs) Elections in Mali: July 28 Presidential Elections addresses:

  • What is the structure of the government?
  • What is the election management body? What are its powers?
  • How will Election Day security be ensured?
  • When will official results be announced?

Download IFES' FAQs on Elections in Mali: July 28 Presidential Elections.

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