Malian parliamentary election, 2013

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Malian parliamentary election, 2013
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24 November & 15 December 2013

All 147 seats to the National Assembly
  First party Second party
  Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta
Leader Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta Younoussi Touré
Seats won 66 17
Seat change Increase55 Decrease17

President before election

Dioncounda Traoré

Elected President

Issaka Sidibé

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Parliamentary elections were held in Mali on 24 November 2013.[1] They had originally been planned for 1 and 22 July 2012,[2] but were cancelled after the coup d'état in 2012 as a result and affected by the Tuareg Rebellion. In July 2013, gunmen abducted two election officials a week before the presidential elections, which are the first elections since the military coup in 2012.[3] Results from the first round of voting were indecisive; meaning that a second round of voting was held on 15 December 2013.[4] President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta's RPM party won 115 of the 147 seats in the National Assembly. The URD, led by Soumalia Cissé, won between 17-19 seats; thus forming the Opposition.[5]



Following French intervention in the country's separatist Azawad region, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said that the election should continue as scheduled and that the number of French forces in the country would be halved.[6] Interim Prime Minister Django Sissoko visited Gao in northern Mali for the first time since the French intervention and rebel takeover in April 2013. He announced that the election will take place in July and the preparations were under way. However, unnamed analysts suggested a botched election could lead to further unrest.[7] It was later decided to hold the legislative elections few months after the presidential polls.[8] On 15 December, the second round voter turnout was just 38.5%.[9]


Two days before the second round, two Senegalese peacekeepers that were a part of MINUSMA were killed at a bombing outside the Malian Solidarity Bank in Kidal.[10]


Party Votes % Seats +/–
Rally for Mali 708,716 29.4 66 +55
Union for the Republic and Democracy 546,628 22.6 17 –17
Alliance for Democracy in Mali 277,517 11.5 16 –35
Alternative Forces for Renewal and Emergence 791,613 32.8 6 New
Convergence for the Development of Mali 5 New
African Solidarity for Democracy and Independence 5 +1
National Congress for Democratic Initiative 4 –3
Party for National Rebirth 3 –1
Party for Economic Development and Solidarity 3 New
Patriotic Movement for Renewal 3 –5
Alliance for Solidarity in Mali 3 New
Democratic Alliance for Peace 2 New
Social Democratic Convention 2 New
Movement for the Independence, Renaissance, and Integration of Africa 2 0
Malian Union for the African Democratic Rally 2 +1
Change Party 1 New
Union for Democracy and Development 1 –2
Party for the Restoration of Malian Values 1 New
Union of Patriots for Renewal 1 New
Action Convergence for the People 0
African Convergence for Renewal 0
African Front for Mobilisation and Alternation 0
African Movement for Democracy and Integration 0
African Social Democratic Party 0
Alliance for Mali 0
Alliance for the Promotion and Development of Mali 0
Alliance of Convinced Nationalists for Development 0
Alternative Bloc for African Renewal 0
Alternation Bloc for Renewal, Integration, and African Cooperation 0
Bolen Mali Deme Ton 0
Citizens' Party for Revival 0
Dambe Mali Alliance 0
Democratic Action for Change and Alternation in Mali 0
Democratic Consultation 0
Ecologist Party of Mali 0
Future and Development in Mali 0
Jamaa 0
Liberal Democratic Party 0
Luminary Party for Africa 0
Malian Rally for Labour 0
Movement for a Common Destiny 0
Movement for Democracy and Development 0
Movement of Patriots for Social Justice 0
Movement of the Free, United and Combined Populations 0
National Alliance for Construction 0
National Convention for African Solidarity 0
National Union for Renewal 0
Party for Civic and Patriotic Action 0
Party for Development and Social 0
Party for Education, Culture, Health and Agriculture 0
Party for Independence, Democracy and Solidarity 0
Party for Solidarity and Progress 0
Party for the Difference in Mali 0
Party of Democratic Renewal and Labour 0
Rally for Change 0
Rally for Democracy and Progress 0
Rally for Development and Solidarity 0
Rally for Education about Sustainable Development 0
Rally for Justice and Progress 0
Rally for Labour Democracy 0
Rally for Social Justice 0
Rally for the Development of Mali 0
Rally of the Republicans 0
Sikikafo Oyedamouyé 0
Social Democratic Party 0
Socialist Party 0
Socialist and Democratic Party 0
Synergy for a New Mali 0
Union for a People's Movement for Reform 0
Union for Democracy and Alternation 0
Union for Peace and Democracy 0
Union for the Development of Mali 0
Union of Democratic Forces 0
Union of Patriots for the Republic 0
Union of the Movements and Alliances for Mali 0
Independents 4 –11
Invalid/blank votes 121,041 4.8
Total 2,535,515 100 147 –13
Registered voters/turnout 6,564,026 38.6
Source: Ministry of the Interior, IPU, Adam Carr


Issaka Sidibé, an RPM Deputy, was elected as President of the National Assembly on 22 January 2014. He received 115 votes, a large majority; 11 deputies voted instead for Oumar Mariko, while 20 deputies cast blank votes and one deputy cast a spoiled vote.[11]