Country Fast Facts: Mali

































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The Sudanese Republic and Senegal became independent of France in 1960 as the Mali Federation.



When Senegal withdrew after only a few months, what formerly made up the Sudanese Republic was renamed Mali.



Rule by dictatorship was brought to a close in 1991 by a coup that ushered in democratic government.



President Alpha Konare won Mali's first democratic presidential election in 1992 and was reelected in 1997.



In keeping with Mali's two-term constitutional limit, Konare stepped down in 2002 and was succeeded by Amadou Toure.



Source: CIA World Fact Book
















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