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WEST AFRICA SPEED NOTE ON ELECTIONS

MALI: THE INSTITUTION OF A NEW CONSTITUTIONAL COURT

Following the recommendation of ECOWAS, a new Constitutional Court has been established to resolve the socio-political crisis that is shaking the country.

The new composition of nine includes three members (Amadou Ousmane Touré, Asser Kamate, and Doucourou Kadidia Traoré) appointed by the Head of State, three members (Maliki Ibrahim, Ba Haoua Toumagnon and Beyla Ba) appointed by the National Assembly and three members (Demba Tall, Mohammed Abdourahamane Maïga and Djénéba Karabenta) appointed by the Magistrate Council.

All nine were sworn in on August 10th before the National Assembly in the presence of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, the ECOWAS mediator.

The principal mission of the Court is to resolve the electoral dispute that erupted after the legislative elections of March and April.

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