2013 Malian parliamentary election

Parliamentary elections were held in Mali on 24 November 2013.[1] President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta's party, Rally for Mali, won 66 of the 147 seats in the National Assembly, with its allies winning an additional 49 seats, giving it a substantial majority. The Union for the Republic and Democracy, led by Soumalia Cissé, won 17 seats, becoming the Opposition.[2]

2013 Malian parliamentary election

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All 147 seats to the National Assembly
  First party Second party
  Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta par Claude Truong-Ngoc décembre 2013 (cropped).jpg Noimage.png
Leader Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta Younoussi Touré
Seats won 66 17
Seat change Increase55 Decrease17

President before election

Dioncounda Traoré

Elected President

Issaka Sidibé

The elections had originally been planned for 1 and 22 July 2012,[3] but were postponed after the Tuareg Rebellion and the March 2012 coup d'état. A second round of voting was held on 15 December 2013.[4]


Following French intervention in the country's separatist Azawad region, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said that the elections should continue as scheduled and that the number of French forces in the country would be halved.[5] Interim Prime Minister Django Sissoko visited Gao in northern Mali for the first time since the French intervention and rebel takeover in April 2013. He announced that the elections would take place in July and the preparations were under way. However, unnamed analysts suggested botched elections could lead to further unrest.[6] It was later decided to hold the legislative elections a few months after the presidential polls.[7]


In July 2013, gunmen abducted two election officials a week before the presidential elections.[8] Two days before the second round of the parliamentary election, two Senegalese MINUSMA peacekeepers were killed in a bombing outside the Malian Solidarity Bank in Kidal.[9] On 15 December, the second round voter turnout was just 38.5%.[10]


Party Votes % Seats +/–
Rally for Mali 708,716 29.4 66 +55
Union for the Republic and Democracy 546,628 22.6 17 –17
Alliance for Democracy in Mali 277,517 11.5 16 –35
Alternative Forces for Renewal and Emergence 791,613 32.8 6 New
Convergence for the Development of Mali 5 New
African Solidarity for Democracy and Independence 5 +1
National Congress for Democratic Initiative 4 –3
Party for National Rebirth 3 –1
Party for Economic Development and Solidarity 3 New
Patriotic Movement for Renewal 3 –5
Alliance for Solidarity in Mali 3 New
Democratic Alliance for Peace 2 New
Social Democratic Convention 2 New
Movement for the Independence, Renaissance, and Integration of Africa 2 0
Malian Union for the African Democratic Rally 2 +1
Change Party 1 New
Union for Democracy and Development 1 –2
Party for the Restoration of Malian Values 1 New
Union of Patriots for Renewal 1 New
Action Convergence for the People 0
African Convergence for Renewal 0
African Front for Mobilisation and Alternation 0
African Movement for Democracy and Integration 0
African Social Democratic Party 0
Alliance for Mali 0
Alliance for the Promotion and Development of Mali 0
Alliance of Convinced Nationalists for Development 0
Alternative Bloc for African Renewal 0
Alternation Bloc for Renewal, Integration, and African Cooperation 0
Bolen Mali Deme Ton 0
Citizens' Party for Revival 0
Dambe Mali Alliance 0
Democratic Action for Change and Alternation in Mali 0
Democratic Consultation 0
Ecologist Party of Mali 0
Future and Development in Mali 0
Jamaa 0
Liberal Democratic Party 0
Luminary Party for Africa 0
Malian Rally for Labour 0
Movement for a Common Destiny 0
Movement for Democracy and Development 0
Movement of Patriots for Social Justice 0
Movement of the Free, United and Combined Populations 0
National Alliance for Construction 0
National Convention for African Solidarity 0
National Union for Renewal 0
Party for Civic and Patriotic Action 0
Party for Development and Social 0
Party for Education, Culture, Health and Agriculture 0
Party for Independence, Democracy and Solidarity 0
Party for Solidarity and Progress 0
Party for the Difference in Mali 0
Party of Democratic Renewal and Labour 0
Rally for Change 0
Rally for Democracy and Progress 0
Rally for Development and Solidarity 0
Rally for Education about Sustainable Development 0
Rally for Justice and Progress 0
Rally for Labour Democracy 0
Rally for Social Justice 0
Rally for the Development of Mali 0
Rally of the Republicans 0
Sikikafo Oyedamouyé 0
Social Democratic Party 0
Socialist Party 0
Socialist and Democratic Party 0
Synergy for a New Mali 0
Union for a People's Movement for Reform 0
Union for Democracy and Alternation 0
Union for Peace and Democracy 0
Union for the Development of Mali 0
Union of Democratic Forces 0
Union of Patriots for the Republic 0
Union of the Movements and Alliances for Mali 0
Independents 4 –11
Invalid/blank votes 121,041 4.8
Total 2,535,515 100 147 –13
Registered voters/turnout 6,564,026 38.6
Source: Ministry of the Interior[permanent dead link], IPU, Adam Carr, Abamako

In the second round, out of 5,951,838 registered voters, 2,221,283 cast a vote - with 2,122,449 being valid - totalling a 37.32 % turnout, according to the Constitutional Court[11]


Issaka Sidibé, an RPM Deputy, was elected as President of the National Assembly on 22 January 2014. He received 115 votes, a large majority; 11 deputies voted instead for Oumar Mariko, while 20 deputies cast blank votes and one deputy cast a spoiled vote.[12]


  1. ^ "Mali Calls Parliamentary Elections for November 24 — Naharnet". Naharnet.com. 2013-09-18. Retrieved 2013-11-25.
  2. ^ "Mali President's party wins Parliamentary election". BBC.com. 2013-12-18. Retrieved 2013-12-18.
  3. ^ "Electoral Calendar - international elections world elections". Retrieved 2011-05-12.
  4. ^ "Mali parliamentary elections inconclusive, headed for second round | News | DW.DE | 28.11.2013". DW.DE. 2013-08-14. Retrieved 2013-11-30.
  5. ^ France urges Mali to stick to election date Al Jazeera, 6 April 2013
  6. ^ Mali leader promises elections in July Al Jazeera, 12 April 2013
  7. ^ "Largely Peaceful Process Defines Presidential Election Day in Mali". IRI. 2013-07-29. Archived from the original on 2013-12-02. Retrieved 2013-11-25.
  8. ^ "Mali officials abducted ahead of presidential vote". BBC News. 20 July 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2013.
  9. ^ http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/2013/12/car-bomb-kills-2-un-peacekeepers-mali-20131214144813908884.html
  10. ^ "Turnout low in second round of Mali's legislative election". Reuters. 15 December 2013.
  11. ^ [http://www.courconstitutionnelle.ml/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Recueil_Volume-5_2008-2013-1.pdf Second round data (page 492)
  12. ^ "Mali: Issaka Sidibé élu président de l'Assemblée nationale", RFI, 22 January 2014 (in French).