2020 Malian parliamentary election

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2020 Malian parliamentary election

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19 April 2020 (second round)

All 147 members of the National Assembly
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta Tiémoko Sangaré Soumaïla Cissé
Party RPM ADEMA-PASJ URD
Seats before 66 44 17

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Leader Soumana Mory Coulibaly Oumar Mariko Tiébilé Dramé
Party FARE SADI PARENA
Seats before 6 5 3

  Seventh party Eighth party
 
Leader Hamed Diané Séméga N/A
Party PDES Independents
Seats before 2 7

President of the National Assembly before election

Issaka Sidibé
RPM

Elected President of the National Assembly

TBD

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Parliamentary elections will be held in Mali on 29 March 2020, with a second round on 19 April.[1] They were initially scheduled to be held on 25 November and 16 December 2018,[2] but were moved to April 2019 and then to June 2019,[3][4] before being postponed until 2020 by the Council of Ministers.[5] The elections were marred by violence in the north and center of the country.[6]

Electoral system[edit]

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.[7]

Conduct[edit]

Leader of the opposition Soumaila Cissé was kidnapped on 26 March, three days prior to the elections.[8] Village chiefs, election officials, and an election observer were kidnapped; there were death threats and a police station was ransacked according to the Coalition pour l’Observation de Elections au Mali (English: Coalition for the Observation of Elections in Mali}, which had sent 1,600 observers. Nine people were killed when their vehicle hit a landmine on March 29. Three soldiers were killed and three injured in another landmine on March 30. An al-Qaeda aligned group took responsibility for the bombings, as well as an attack on soldiers and the killing of a group of Dozo hunters on March 27.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mali: first round of legislative elections set for March 29". Jeune Afrique. 23 January 2020. (in French)
  2. ^ AFP, Le Figaro fr avec (2018-09-13). "Mali: les élections législatives reportées d'un mois". Le Figaro.fr (in French). Retrieved 2020-01-02.
  3. ^ "Mali: Legislative elections postponed to June 2019 /update 16". GardaWorld. Retrieved 2020-01-02.
  4. ^ Welle (www.dw.com), Deutsche, Mali: les vraies raisons du report des législatives | DW | 16.10.2018 (in French), retrieved 2020-01-02
  5. ^ "Mali : adoption d'un projet de loi prolongeant le mandat des députés jusqu'en 2020". JeuneAfrique.com (in French). 2019-06-08. Retrieved 2020-01-02.
  6. ^ a b "Malian parliamentary elections marred by kidnappings, attacks". Al Jazeera. March 31, 2020.
  7. ^ "IPU PARLINE database: MALI (Assemblée Nationale), Electoral system". archive.ipu.org. Retrieved 2020-01-02.
  8. ^ Mali opposition leader abducted with campaign team in north By Baba Ahmed, Associated Press/ABC News, 26 Mar 2020