Aug. 11, 2013 Held


Republic of Mali

Election for President (President)


Cast Votes:3,126,521
Valid Votes:3,033,601
Invalid Votes:92,920


Ibrahima KEITA2,354,693


Soumaila CISSE679,258


More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Mali

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Dioncounda TRAORE *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Django SISSOKO
  • Assembly: Mali has a unicameral National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) with 147 seats.

* Former president Amadou Toumani TOURE was overthrown in military coup on March 21, 2012. TRAORE is interim President.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.
  • Prime Minister is appointed by the President.
  • In the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) 147 members are elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve 5-year terms.***

*** 147 members are elected through a majority party-list system in two rounds of voting to serve 5-year terms.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Ibrahim Boubacar KEITA
    • Party: Rally for Mali (RPM)
  • Soumaila CISSE
    • Party: Union for the Republic and Democracy (URD)

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 16,592,097 (2013)
  • Registered Voters: 6,829,696 (August 2013)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 8,221,147 (2013)

·         Is Mali a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (5 February 1985)

·         Has Mali ratified CEDAW: Yes (10 September 1985)

·         Gender Quota: No, but there are voluntary quotas for some political parties

·         Female candidates in this election: No

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 15 (following the 2007 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 179 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Very High (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Mali a signatory to CRPD: Yes (15 May 2007)

·         Has Mali ratified CRPD: Yes (7 April 2008)

·         Population with a disability: 2,488,814 (est.)