Elections were expected to take place early next year in Mali and could be postponed for months. This was stated by the Prime minister this Sunday. He added, however, that he was looking for others to return to France to maintain security as they prepare to reduce their presence in the war-torn country.
In a speech in New York, next to the UN General Assembly, Choguel Kokalla Maiga said that the most important thing for them was to organize a general election that would be accepted by all instead of rushing to the polls on the 27th of February.
He says the presidential and parliamentary elections are likely to be adjourned for two weeks, two months or more, and that the decision will be taken in the next ten months.
Colonel Assimi Goita has agreed to hold elections in February 2022, with the aim of reinstating civilians following a coup in August last year when he was elected president-elect Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.