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Mali Introduction 2009
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SOURCE: 2009 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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Mali Introduction 2009
SOURCE: 2009 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK


Background:
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 military coup - led by the current president Amadou TOURE - enabling Mali's emergence as one of the strongest democracies on the continent. 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, who was subsequently elected to a second term in 2007. The elections were widely judged to be free and fair.


NOTE: The information regarding Mali on this page is re-published from the 2009 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Mali Introduction 2009 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Mali Introduction 2009 should be addressed to the CIA.






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