Interim Government of Mali announces date for next year General Elections

The interim government of Mali has announced that Mali will hold presidential and parliamentary elections in February next year. 

Lieutenant Colonel Abdoulaye Maiga, the minister of territorial administration, told journalists in Bamako that the first round of voting will take place on February 27 with a second round of vote in March. 

An electoral plan presented by the transitional authorities also showed that a referendum will be held on Oct. 31 of this year and council elections on Dec. 26. 

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