Modibo Keita (born 1942)

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Modibo Keita
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Prime Minister of Mali
Assumed office
9 January 2015
President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta
Preceded by Moussa Mara
In office
18 March 2002 – 9 June 2002
President Alpha Oumar Konaré
Preceded by Mandé Sidibé
Succeeded by Ahmed Mohamed ag Hamani
Personal details
Born (1942-07-31) 31 July 1942 (age 74)
Koulikoro, Mali
Political party Alliance for Democracy in Mali

Modibo Keita (born 31 July 1942 in Koulikoro) is a Malian politician who has been Prime Minister of Mali since January 2015. He previously served as Prime Minister for less than three months, from 18 March 2002 to 8 June 2002;[1] he was the final prime minister appointed by President Alpha Oumar Konaré.

In April 2014, he was appointed as President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita's chief representative for negotiations with rebels.[2] President Keita subsequently appointed him to succeed Moussa Mara as Prime Minister on 8 January 2015.[2][3] He is a relative of both President Keita and founding father Modibo Keita, his namesake, as a descendant of the Keita princes of the Empire of Mali.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mandé Sidibé
Prime Minister of Mali
2002
Succeeded by
Ahmed Mohamed ag Hamani
Preceded by
Moussa Mara
Prime Minister of Mali
2015–present
Incumbent