Malian presidential election, 2002

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Malian presidential election, 2002
Mali
1997 ←
28 April and 12 May 2002
→ 2007

  Amadou Toumani Touré
Nominee Amadou Toumani Touré Soumaïla Cissé
Party Independent ADEMA-PASJ
Popular vote 1,099,653 609,320
Percentage 64.35% 35.65%

President before election

Alpha Oumar Konaré
ADEMA-PASJ

President-elect

Amadou Toumani Touré
Independent

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Mali held a presidential election in 2002 to choose the President of Mali. The first round was held on 28 April 2002 and the second round was held on 12 May. Amadou Toumani Touré won the election with 64% of the vote in the second round.

The previous president, Alpha Oumar Konaré, stood down after 10 years in office; he was term limited by the Malian constitution to two terms.

Candidates[edit]

Twenty-four candidates were certified by the Constitutional Court and stood in the election. Only one candidate, a woman who would have been the country's first female presidential candidate if she had been allowed to run, was prevented from standing for election after failing to provide the deposit of approximately $7,000.[1]

Election rules[edit]

In order to become a candidate for the election a candidate had to provide a deposit of approximately $7,000. This was returned if the candidate won over 5% of the vote in the first round. Each candidate was entitled to have a representative at each of the 12,400 polling booths.

A second round was held as none of the candidates received over 50% of the vote.

Election controversy[edit]

Overall, international observers said the election was well managed and transparent;[2][3] however, there were many procedural irregularities. After the first round of voting, the Constitutional Court cancelled over 500,000 of the ballots due to problems such as unregistered voters and missing election reports.[3]

Voting[edit]

There were 5,746,202 registered voters at the time of the election. 2,201,154 of them voted in the first round; 95,359 votes were deemed invalid, and 541,019 votes were nullified by the Constitutional Court, leaving the number of valid votes at 1,564,776. Voter turnout in the first round was placed at 38.31%.[4]

Full results[edit]

e • d Summary of the 28 April and 12 May 2002 Malian presidential election results
Candidates - Parties Votes 1st round % Votes 2nd round %
Amadou Toumani Touré 449,176 28.71 1,099,653 64.35
Soumaïla Cissé - Alliance for Democracy in Mali 333,525 21.31 609,320 35.65
Ibrahim Boubacar Keita - Rally for Mali 329,143 21.03 -
Tiébilé Dramé - Party for National Rebirth 62,493 3.99 -
Mountaga Tall - National Congress for Democratic Initiative 58,695 3.75 -
Moussa Balla Coulibaly - UDD 50,211 3.21 -
Choguel Kokalla Maïga - MPR 42,469 2.71 -
Mamadou Sangaré - Social Democratic Convention 34,603 2.21 -
Mandé Sidibé 31,359 2.01 -
Ahmed El Madani Diallo 25,584 1.63 -
Daba Diawara - Independence, Democracy, and Solidarity Party 17,156 1.10 -
Oumar Mariko - African Solidarity for Democracy and Independence 13,718 0.88 -
Madiassa Maguiraga - PPP 12,548 0.80 -
Youssouf Hassan Diallo 12,455 0.80 -
Modibo Sangaré - UNPR 11,667 0.75 -
Mamadou Gakou 11,505 0.74 -
Mady Konaté - PDP 11,302 0.72 -
Modibo Kane Kida 9,722 0.62 -
Mamadou dit Maribatrou Diaby 9,101 0.57 -
Almamy Sylla - RDP 8,851 0.57 -
Habibou Dembélé 7,964 0.51 -
Sanoussi Nanacassé 7,829 0.50 -
Ibrahim Diakité - FNRSIT 6,899 0.44 -
Abdoulaye Sogolomba Konaté 6,771 0.43 -
Total turnout (1st round 38.3%) (2nd round 30.0%) 1,564,776 100.0 1,424,746 100.0
Source:L'Essor

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