Republic of Mali
République du Mali
Note: On December 4, 2020, the interim post-coup authority, the National Committee for the Salvation of the People of Mali (NCSPM), appointed a new 121-member legislative body, the National Transitional Council (CNT), to replace the National Assembly. The following day, Malick DIAW was unanimously elected to chair the CNT.
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, approved by popular referendum on January 12, 1992, and formally proclaimed on February 14, 1992; military regime briefly established by coup ...