Aug. 12, 2018 Held


Republic of Mali

Election for Malian Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:2,677,867
Valid Votes:None
Invalid Votes:None

Vote Share by Candidate:

Ibrahim Boubacar KEITA1,798,632


Soumaila CISSE879,235

Election Results Modified: May 19, 2023

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Mali

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Ibrahim Boubacar KEITA
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye MAIGA
  • Assembly: Mali has a unicameral National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) with 147 seats.

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)
  • Soumaïla CISSÉ
    • Party: Union for the Republic and Democracy (URD)

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 17,885,245 (July 2017 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 6,829,696 (July 2013)

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 9,172,991 (2017)
  • 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: 175 (2016)
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Very High (2014)

Disability Data:

  • Is Mali a signatory to CRPD: Yes (15 May 2007)
  • Mali ratified CRPD: Yes (7 April 2008)
  • Population with a disability: 2,488,814 (est.)
Election Modified: May 10, 2024

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