Mali: Political structure

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Economist Intelligence Unit
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Politics, Summary, Political structure
Political Geography
Mali

Official name

République du Mali

Form of state

Unitary republic

Legal system

A new constitution was approved by referendum in 1992

National legislature

National Assembly; 147 members elected by universal suffrage for a five-year term

Head of state

President, ordinarily elected by universal suffrage

National elections

July-August 2018 (presidential) and March-April 2020 (legislative). Next elections due in April 2022 (both presidential and legislative)

National government

The president appoints the prime minister, who in turn appoints the other members of the Council of Ministers. The government was dismissed in August 2020, and a new 18-month transitional government formed in October. The composition of parliament and the government reflects the new 25-member transitional government (with 21 positions filled by civilians and four positions going to military figures)

Main political parties

Main parties in parliament before the coup: Rassemblement pour le Mali (RPM); Union pour la République et la démocratie (URD); Alliance pour la démocratie au Mali-Parti africain pour la solidarité et la justice (Adéma-PASJ); Forces alternatives pour le renouveau et l'émergence (FARE); Solidarité africaine pour la démocratie et l'indépendance (SADI); Convergence pour le développement du Mali (Codem); Congrès national d'initiative démocratique (CNID); Alliance pour la solidarité au Mali (Asma); Parti pour le développement économique et social (PDES); Mouvement patriotique pour le renouveau (MPR); Parti pour la renaissance nationale (Parena)

Key ministers

President of the transition: Bah N'Daw

Vice-president of the transition: Assimi Goïta

Prime minister of the transition: Moctar Ouane

Decentralisation & territorial administration: Colonel Abdoul Maiga

Defence: Colonel Sadio Camara

Domestic security & civil protection: Colonel Modibo Koné

Economy & finance: Alousséni Sanou

Foreign affairs & international co-operation: Zeini Moulaye

Health & public hygiene: Fanta Siby

Higher education & scientific research: Amadou Keita

Human rights & justice: Mohamed Sidda Dicko

Malians abroad & African integration: Hamdou Ag Ilène

Mines: Lamine Seydou Traoré

National reconciliation: Colonel Ismael Wague

Trade & industry: Arouna Niang

Transport & infrastructure: Makan Fily Dabo

Urbanisation, land affairs & housing: Dionké Diarra

Governor of the regional central bank (BCEAO)

Tiémoko Meyliett Koné

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