May 12, 2002 Held


Republic of Mali

Election for Malian Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:1,723,210
Valid Votes:1,424,746
Invalid Votes:298,464

Vote Share by Candidate:

Toumani TOURE926,243


Soumaila CISSE498,506

Election Results Modified: Nov 13, 2013

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Mali

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Alpha Oumar KONARE
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Modibo KEITA
  • Assembly: Mali has a unicameral National Assembly (Assemblee Nationale) with 147 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the National Assembly (Assemblee Nationale) 147 members are elected by popular vote to serve 5-year terms.

Candidates in the Second Round of the Presidential race:

  • Toumani TOURE
    • Party: Independent
  • Soumaila CISSE
    • Party: Alliance for Democracy

Last Presidential election:

  • Presidential Elections were last held on May 11, 1997. Alpha Oumar KONARE received 95.9% of the vote. The first round of this presidential election was held on April 28, 2002.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 11,008,518 (July 2001 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 5,746,202 (2002)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 5,856,905 (2002)

·         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 2002 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: 1,758,452 (est.)

Election Modified: Aug 17, 2023

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