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National Assembly

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
24.11.2013 to 15.12.2013
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature Date at which the previous legislature (elected at the previous elections) was dissolved.
31.12.2013
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Delayed elections
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
02.05.2020
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
147
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
1,141
Number of male candidates Number of male candidates
985
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
156
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
13.67%
Number of parties contesting the election This field may include either the number of parties contesting the election, or the number of coalitions/electoral alliance.
410
Notes
Number of parties contesting the election: 410 lists. Parliamentary elections are conducted through party or candidate lists in each district. Parties tend to form different electoral alliances in each district.

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
6,829,696
Votes Number of people who actually voted
3,345,253
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
48.98%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
President Ibrahim Bubacar Keita's Rally for Mali (RPM) became the largest parliamentary force, taking 66 seats in the 147-member National Assembly. Overall, parties supporting the president won a total of 115 seats. They include the Alliance for Democracy in Mali (ADEMA) of former Speaker and interim President Dioncounda Traoré, which took 16 seats. The Union for the Republic and Democracy (URD), led by Mr. Soumaila Cissé - Mr. Keita's rival in the 2013 presidential elections - became the second largest force, taking 17 seats. The RPM and its allies promised to rebuild the country's economy and ease ethnic tensions in the North. The UPD promised to work for the underprivileged and to extend the concept of a "Greater Mali" (Maliba). The 2013 elections were the first to be held after the March 2012 coup. A military group called the National Committee for the Return of Democracy and the Restoration of the State (CNRDRE), led by Captain Amadou Sanogo, staged the coup, accusing the government of failing to quell a Tuareg rebellion in the north of the country. The CNRDRE suspended the 1992 Constitution and dissolved the institutions of the Republic. Following international pressure, the CNRDRE reinstated the Constitution in April and announced plans to hold elections. National Assembly Speaker Traoré became Acting President, in the place of the ousted President Amadou Toumani Toure. The National Assembly subsequently adopted a bill extending its term, which would normally have expired in August 2012, until the end of the transitional period which was expected to finish in April 2013. However, the seizure of the northern part of the country by radical Islamist groups - including Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb and the Movement of Unity and Jihad in Western Africa - further delayed parliamentary elections. A UN-backed French-Malian military operation in January 2013 pushed the groups out of the country, which paved the way for presidential elections to be held in July and August 2013. Mr. Keïta defeated Mr. Cissé in the run-off to become the new President of Mali. The convening of the newly elected National Assembly on 22 January 2014 officially ended the transitional period following the 2012 coup.
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
19
Percentage of parties winning seats The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of parties which won parliamentary representation by the number of parties contesting the election.
4.63%
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
44.9%
Alternation of power after elections The results of the elections caused a change in the government. "Not applicable" to countries using the presidential system when parliamentary and presidential elections are held separately, to countries in political transition or where there is no party system.
Not applicable
Note on the alternation of power
The first elections after the 2012 coup.
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
Rally for Mali (RPM) 66
Republic and Democracy Union (URD) 17
Alliance for Democracy in Mali (ADEMA) 16
Alternative Forces for Renewal and Emergence (FARE) 6
Convergence for Mali’s Development (CODEM) 5
African Solidarity for Democracy and Independence (SADI) 5
Democratic Initiative National Congress of Mali (CNID) 4
Independents 4
National Renaissance Party (PARENA) 3
Party for Economic and Social Development (PDES) 3
Patriotic Movement for Renewal (MPR) 3
Alliance for Solidarity in Mali (ASMA) 3
Alliance for Democracy and Progress (ADP) 2
Social Democratic Convention (CDS) 2
Movement for the Independence, Renaissance and Integration of Africa (MIRIA) 2
Malian Union for the Democratic African Rally (UM RDA) 2
Yéléma (Change) Party (YELEMA) 1
Democracy and Development Union (UDD) 1
Party for the Restoration of Mali’s Values (PRVM) 1
Alliances of Patriots for Renewal (APR) 1
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
133
Number of women elected
14
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
9.52%
Other notes
The distribution of seats above refers to the election results. By the first session of the National Assembly, held on 22 January 2014, the following parliamentary groups had been formed. - RPM: 66 members - ADEMA-PASJ: 44 members - URD: 17 members - FARE AN KAWILI: 6 members - SADI: 5 members - PARRENA: 3 members - PDES: 2 members - Independent: 4 members
Sources
National Assembly (20.01.2014, 09.02.2014, 12.02.2014) Assemblée Parlementaire Paritaire ACP-UE, Rapport De La Mission D'observation Des Elections Présidentielles du 28 Juillet 2013 Au Mali
Women Directly Elected
14

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
133
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
14
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
22.01.2014
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Issaka Sidibé (Male)
Political party
Rally for Mali (RPM)
Date of election
22.01.2014