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2020 Malian parliamentary election

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2020 Malian parliamentary election

← 2013 29 March 2020 (first round)
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
Seats before 66 44 17

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
Leader Soumana Mory Coulibaly Oumar Mariko Tiébilé Dramé
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

Elected President of the National Assembly

Moussa Timbiné

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Parliamentary elections were 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]

These are the first elections to fill Mali’s 147-seat parliament since 2013.[7]

Thousands of Malians have died as the country suffered sporadic attacks by jihadists as well as cases of inter-ethnic violence since unrest began in 2012.[7]

Electoral system[edit source | 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.[8]

Conduct[edit source | edit]

Leader of the opposition Soumaila Cissé was kidnapped on 26 March, three days prior to the elections.[9] Village chiefs, election officials, and an election observer were kidnapped; there were death threats and a police station was ransacked according to the 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 29 March. Three soldiers were killed and three injured in another landmine on 30 March. 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 27 March.[6]

Results[edit source | edit]

Parties formed different alliances in different constituencies, making it impossible to determine a national set of vote figures.[10] The election continued a decades-long trend of turnout being under 40% in the country, and the first-round elections were marred by violence in the north and center of the country.[6]

Party Seats
Total +/–
Rally for Mali 10 41 51 Decrease 15
Alliance for Democracy in Mali 2 22 24 Increase 8
Union for the Republic and Democracy 4 15 19 Increase 2
Movement for Mali 0 10 10 New
Democratic Alliance for Peace 3 3 6 Increase 4
Convergence for the Development of Mali 0 5 5 Steady
Alliance for Solidarity in Mali 0 4 4 Increase 2
Union for Democracy and Development 0 4 4 Increase 3
African Solidarity for Democracy and Independence 1 2 3 Decrease 2
Yéléma 1 1 2 Increase 2
Party for National Renaissance 0 2 2 Decrease 1
Democratic Social Convention 0 2 2 Steady
Party for the restoration of Mali's values 0 1 1 Steady
Malian Union for the African Democratic Rally 1 0 1 Decrease 1
Party for Economic Development and Solidarity 0 1 1 Decrease 2
Alliance for the republic 0 1 1 New
Patriotic Movement for Renewal 0 1 1 Decrease 2
Union of democratic forces for progress 0 1 1 Increase 1
Mali kanu Party 0 1 1 New
Socialist Party Yelen Kura 0 1 1 New
Other parties 0 5 5 -
Independents 0 2 2 Decrease 2
Votes cast First round Second round
Votes % Votes %
Valid votes 2,603,157 95.48 2,186,077 92.67
Invalid/blank votes 123,135 4.52 172,832 7.33
Total 2,726,292 100 2,358,909 100
Registered voters/turnout 7,663,464 35.58 6,691,305 35.25
Source: Constitutional Court, Full results, MaliWeb CC 2nd round Full results 2nd round

References[edit source | 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. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "Malian parliamentary elections marred by kidnappings, attacks". Al Jazeera. March 31, 2020.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Elections Continue in Mali Despite Virus, Violence Fears
  8. "IPU PARLINE database: MALI (Assemblée Nationale), Electoral system". archive.ipu.org. Retrieved 2020-01-02.
  9. Mali opposition leader abducted with campaign team in north Associated Press/ABC News, 26 March 2020
  10. Republic of Mali legislative election of March–April 2019 Psephos

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