Malians adopt electoral calendar ahead of ECOWAS summit

The Malian government has adopted a transitional electoral timetable three days before a summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) which is due to consider the tough sanctions imposed on the junta in last January.
The date for the presidential election is set for February 2024, and the referendum on the new constitution for March 2023, according to official documents.
The government said it would hold legislative elections between October and November 2023, and local elections in June 2023, according to the texts validated at a government meeting on Wednesday evening. “Our authorities are further paving the way for a return to constitutional order” in Mali, the scene of two coups led by the same group of colonels in August 2020 and May 2021, government spokesman Colonel Abdoulaye Maiga, who is also territorial administration minister, said on state television on Thursday.

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