National Assembly of Mali
The unicameral National Assembly of Mali is the country's legislative body.

The current National Assembly, formed following elections held on 14 and 28 July 2002, has a total of 160 members. 147 members are directly elected in single or multi-member constituencies using the Two-Round (or Run-off
Two-round system
The two-round system is a voting system used to elect a single winner where the voter casts a single vote for their chosen candidate...

) system. Malians living abroad are represented by 13 legislators selected in separate polling. All members serve five-year terms.

(Note: Elections were annulled in 8 constituencies due to irregularities)


A 2009 amendments to the Malian Family Code
Malian Family Code
The Malian Family Code is the family law in Mali, passed in 1962. In 2009, an amendment was proposed as widespread protests forced the president to send the bill back to parliament for review. The bill sought to increase women's rights in the country, but was still opposed by some women...

 was met by huge demonstrations demanding it not be signed, following which President Toure sent the bill back to the parliament.

See also

  • History of Mali
    History of Mali
    The history of Mali covers events on the territory of modern Mali from about the 11th century to the present.- Early History, c. 700 - 1591 :Mali's early history was dominated by three famed West African empires-- Ghana, Mali or "Manden Kurufa", and Songhay...

  • List of national legislatures
  • List of Presidents of the National Assembly of Mali
  • Legislative branch

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