List of heads of state of Mali

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President of the
Republic of Mali
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Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta

since 4 September 2013
Term length 5 years, renewable once
Inaugural holder Modibo Keïta
Formation 20 June 1960
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The following is a list of heads of state of Mali, since the country gained independence from France in 1960.

List of heads of state of Mali[edit]

(Dates in italics indicated de facto continuation of office)

Tenure Portrait Incumbent Affiliation Notes
Republic of Mali Independence from France
(République du Mali)
20 June 1960 to 1965 Keita stamp 1961.png Modibo Keïta, Chief of State US/RDA
1965 to 19 November 1968 Modibo Keïta, President Deposed in a coup d'état
19 November 1968 to 19 September 1969 Moussa Traoré (1989) (cropped).jpg Moussa Traoré, Chairman of the Military Committee for National Liberation Mil
19 September 1969 to 19 June 1979 Moussa Traoré, Head of State
19 June 1979 to 26 March 1991 Moussa Traoré, President UDPM Deposed in a coup d'état
26 March 1991 to 31 March 1991 Amadou Toure.jpg Amadou Toumani Touré, Chairman of the National Reconciliation Council Mil 1st Term; Returned power to civilian government
31 March 1991 to 8 June 1992 Amadou Toumani Touré, Chairman of the Transitional Committee for the Salvation of the People
8 June 1992 to 8 June 2002 Konare27022007.jpg Alpha Oumar Konaré, President ADEMA-PASJ
8 June 2002 to 22 March 2012 Amadou Toure.jpg Amadou Toumani Touré, President CCD/n-p 2nd Term; Deposed in a coup d'état
22 March 2012 to 12 April 2012 Amadou Sanogo 2012.png Amadou Sanogo, Chairman of National Committee for the Restoration of Democracy and State Mil
12 April 2012 to 4 September 2013 Dioncounda Traore photo officielle de campagne 3 Mali 2012.jpg Dioncounda Traoré, Acting President ADEMA-PASJ Simultaneously served as the President of the National Assembly
4 September 2013 to Present (mandate expires 4 September 2018) Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta au Parlement européen Strasbourg 10 décembre 2013 01.jpg Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, President RPM


ADEMA-PASJ "Adema" - Alliance pour la Démocratie au Mali-Parti Pan-Africain pour la Liberté, la Solidarité et la Justice   
(Alliance for Democracy in Mali-Pan-African Party for Liberty, Solidarity and Justice) - left of centre
CCD Coalition for Change and Democracy
PARENA Party for National Renewal
UDPM Union Démocratique du Peuple Malien
   (Democratic Union of the Malian People) - party of power
US-RDA Union Soudanaise/Rassemblement Démocratique Africain
   (Sudanese Union/African Democratic Rally)
Mil Military
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Latest election[edit]

Candidate Party First round Second round
Votes % Votes %
Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta Rally for Mali 1,222,657 39.23 2,354,693 77.61
Soumaïla Cissé Union for the Republic and Democracy 605,901 19.44 679,258 22.39
Dramane Dembélé Alliance for Democracy in Mali 298,748 9.59
Modibo Sidibé Alternative Forces for Renewal and Emergence 151,801 4.87
Housseini Amion Guindo Convergence for the Development of Mali 144,336 4.63
Oumar Mariko African Solidarity for Democracy and Independence 74,706 2.40
Choguel Kokalla Maiga Patriotic Movement for Renewal 71,458 2.29
Cheick Modibo Diarra 64,829 2.08
Jamille Bittar 54,530 1.74
Mountaga Tall National Congress for Democratic Initiative 47,405 1.52
Moussa Mara 46,869 1.50
Mamadou Bakary Sangare Social Democratic Convention 32,951 1.06
Soumana Sacko 27,210 0.87
Oumar Ibrahim Touré 25,610 0.82
Haïdara Aïchata Alassane Cissé 23,622 0.76
Yeah Samake 17,464 0.56
Hamed Sow 17,417 0.56
Konimba Sidibe 17,217 0.55
Racine Seydou Thiam 16,620 0.53
Ousmane Ben Traoré Citizens' Party for Revival 16,142 0.52
Oumar Boury Touré 16,022 0.51
Cheick Keita 15,156 0.49
Siaka Diarra 14,749 0.47
Youssouf Cissé 12,859 0.41
Cheick Boucadry Traoré 9,432 0.30
Sibiri Koumare 9,169 0.29
Oumar Alhousseini Maiga 8,571 0.28
Tiebilé Drame Party for National Rebirth 5,919 0.19
Invalid/blank votes 403,532 92,920
Total 3,520,242 100 3,126,521 100
Registered voters/turnout 6,829,696 51.54 6,829,696 45.78
Source: Government of Mali, (1st round), (2nd round)

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