Younoussi Touré

Younoussi Touré (born 1 January 1939[1]) is a Malian politician. He was Prime Minister of Mali from 9 June 1992 to 12 April 1993 and was the first Prime Minister appointed under President Alpha Oumar Konaré. Touré was the President of the Union for the Republic and Democracy (URD), a political party, from 2003 to 2014. He was First Vice-President of the National Assembly from 2007 to 2012 and President of the National Assembly from 2012 to 2013.[2][1]

Younoussi Touré
4th Prime Minister of Mali
In office
9 June 1992 (1992-06-09) – 12 April 1993 (1993-04-12)
PresidentAlpha Oumar Konaré
Preceded bySoumana Sacko (acting)
Succeeded byAbdoulaye Sekou Sow
President of the National Assembly
In office
Preceded byDioncounda Traoré
Succeeded byIssaka Sidibé
Personal details
Born (1939-01-01) 1 January 1939 (age 82)
Niodougou, Niafunké Cercle, French Sudan (now Mali)
Political partyURD

Early careerEdit

He attended primary and secondary school in Niafunké, Sudanese Crafts School, Sévaré Normal School, Katibougou Normal School and at the Askia Mohamed High School, before going to the University of Dakar and the Technical School of the Bank of France.

Touré holds a post-graduate degree in Economics and worked at the Central Bank of Mali where he was the general manager before becoming special adviser to the Governor of the Central Bank of West Africa (BCEAO).[3]

Political careerEdit

Touré served as Prime Minister for nearly a year. Konaré accepted the resignation of his government on 9 April 1993 and appointed Abdoulaye Sekou Sow to succeed him on 12 April.[4]

Touré was appointed as one of six members of the Commission of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) on 30 January 1995.[5] When the Union for the Republic and Democracy (URD) political party was founded in June 2003, Touré was elected as its president.[6]

In the July 2007 parliamentary election, he was elected to the National Assembly on a URD list in Niafunké District; the list won 50.16% of the district's vote, making Touré one of thirteen candidates across the country to be elected in the first round.[7] He was elected as First Vice-President of the National Assembly in September 2007.[1]

Following the March 2012 coup, Dioncounda Traoré, the President of the National Assembly, took office as interim President of Mali in April 2012. Consequently, the post of President of the National Assembly was considered vacant, and Touré, as First Vice-President of the National Assembly, succeeded him in that post. The move to declare the post vacant and designate a successor was referred to the Constitutional Court for confirmation, and the court gave its approval on 8 June 2012.[8] He continued presiding over the National Assembly through the November 2013 parliamentary election, in which he did not stand for re-election.[9]

At the URD's Third Ordinary Congress in November 2014, Soumaïla Cissé succeeded Younoussi Touré as President of the URD. Touré was instead designated as Honorary President.[10]


  1. ^ a b c "Assemblée nationale: aux commandes ...", L'Essor, number 16,042, 28 September 2007 (in French).
  2. ^ "Assemblée Nationale du Mali - Anciens présidents". 5 May 2018. Archived from the original on 5 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Mali : De 1960 à nos jours le Mali a eu 18 premiers ministres ! Qui sont-ils et où sont-ils à présent?" (in French). 15 April 2017.
  4. ^ Cheick Oumar Diarrah, "The Malian Democracy: A Continuing Process for the Quest of Perfection", in Democracy and Development in Mali (2000), ed. R. James Bingen, David Robinson, John M. Staatz, page 371.
  5. ^ "Acte additionnel n° 02/1995 portant nomination des membres de la Commission de l'Union Économique et Monétaire Ouest Africaine (UEMOA)", UEMOA, 30 January 1995 (in French).
  6. ^ "Younoussi Touré : Un Tyiwara bien Mérité", Maliweb, 3 December 2014 (in French).
  7. ^ "Listes élues au premier tour", L'Essor, number 15,994, 20 July 2007 (in French).
  8. ^ Boubacar Dabo, "Younoussi Touré Président de l’Assemblée Nationale : La cour constitutionnelle lève toute équivoque", Maliactu, 11 June 2012 (in French).
  9. ^ "Younoussi Touré : Mission bien accomplie", Malijet, 10 January 2014 (in French).
  10. ^ "Soumaïla Cissé prend les rênes de l'URD", Mali 24, 25 November 2014 (in French).
Political offices
Preceded by
Soumana Sacko
Prime Minister of Mali
1992 – 1993
Succeeded by
Abdoulaye Sékou Sow