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    Mali Government - 2006
    http://www.theodora.com/wfbcurrent/mali/mali_government.html
    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Republic of Mali
      conventional short form: Mali
      local long form: Republique de Mali
      local short form: Mali
      former: French Sudan and Sudanese Republic

      Government type:
      republic

      Capital:
      Bamako

      Administrative divisions:
      8 regions (regions, singular - region); Gao, Kayes, Kidal, Koulikoro, Mopti, Segou, Sikasso, Tombouctou

      Independence:
      22 September 1960 (from France)

      National holiday:
      Independence Day, 22 September (1960)

      Constitution:
      adopted 12 January 1992

      Legal system:
      based on French civil law system and customary law; judicial review of legislative acts in Constitutional Court (which was formally established on 9 March 1994); has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction

      Suffrage:
      18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: President Amadou Toumani TOURE (since 8 June 2002)
      head of government: Prime Minister Ousmane Issoufi MAIGA (since 30 April 2004)
      cabinet: Council of Ministers appointed by the prime minister
      elections: president elected by popular vote for a five-year term (two-term limit); election last held 12 May 2002 (next to be held May 2007); prime minister appointed by the president
      election results: Amadou Toumani TOURE elected president; percent of vote - Amadou Toumani TOURE 64.4%, Soumaila CISSE 35.6%

      Legislative branch:
      unicameral National Assembly or Assemblee Nationale (147 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)
      elections: last held 14 and 28 July 2002 (next to be held July 2007)
      election results: percent of vote by party - NA%; seats by party - Hope 2002 coalition 66, ADEMA 51, other 30

      Judicial branch:
      Supreme Court or Cour Supreme

      Political parties and leaders:
      Alliance for Democracy or ADEMA [Diounconda TRAORE, party chairman]; Hope 2002, a coalition of CNID, MPR, RDT, and RPM; National Congress for Democratic Initiative or CNID [Mountaga TALL, chairman]; Party for Democracy and Progress or PDP [Me Idrissa TRAORE]; Party for National Renewal or PARENA [Tiebile DRAME, secretary general]; Patriotic Movement for Renewal or MPR [Choguel MAIGA]; Rally for Democracy and Labor or RDT; Rally for Mali or RPM [Ibrahim Boubacar KEITA, chairman]; Sudanese Union/African Democratic Rally or US/RDA [Mamadou Bamou TOURE, secretary general]; Union for Democracy and Development or UDD [Moussa Balla COULIBALY]; Union for Republic and Democracy or URD [Soumaila CISSE]

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      Patriotic Movement of the Ghanda Koye or MPGK; United Movement and Fronts of Azawad or MFUA

      International organization participation:
      ACCT, ACP, AfDB, AU, CEMAC, ECOWAS, FAO, FZ, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICCt, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IDB, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, ISO (correspondent), ITU, MIGA, MONUC, NAM, OIC, OIF, ONUB, OPCW, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UNMIL, UPU, WADB (regional), WAEMU, WCO, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO, WTO

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Abdoulaye DIOP
      chancery: 2130 R Street NW, Washington, DC 20008
      telephone: [1] (202) 332-2249, 939-8950
      FAX: [1] (202) 332-6603

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Vicki HUDDLESTONE
      embassy: Rue Rochester NY and Rue Mohamed V, Bamako
      mailing address: B. P. 34, Bamako
      telephone: [223] (2) 223-833
      FAX: [223] (2) 223-712

      Flag description:
      three equal vertical bands of green (hoist side), yellow, and red; uses the popular pan-African colors of Ethiopia


      NOTE: The information regarding Mali on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Mali Government 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Mali Government 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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    Revised 06-Jun-06
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