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Republic of Mali
République du Mali
Note: On December 11, 2012, Prime Minister Cheick Modibo Diarra was forced to resign, along with his cabinet, by the military. Reports described the resignation as a “mini-coup” prompted by Diarra’s support for international military invention in the country. Interim president Dioncounda Traoré (Alliance for Democracy in Mali/Party for Liberty, Solidarity, and Justice) appointed Django Sissoko prime minister the next day, and a reshuffled cabinet was named on December 15.
Political Status: Independent republic proclaimed September 22, 1960; military regime established November 19, 1968; civilian rule reestablished under constitution approved in 1974 and promulgated June 19, 1979; 1974 constitution suspended on March 26, 1991, and replaced by interim Fundamental Act on March 31; multiparty constitution drafted by National Conference in July–August 1991, ...