It is a flagship measure of the government action plan defended by the Malian Prime Minister, Choguel Kokalla Maïga. Friday, June 17, in a swollen assembly, the members of the National Transitional Council (CNT) met to adopt the new electoral law by 115 votes for, 3 against and 0 abstentions.
The vote on this electoral law enshrines the creation of the Independent Authority for the Management of Elections (Aige), one of the recommendations of the National Conference for the Refoundation of Mali launched last December by the government. This independent body, considered essential by the executive for the organization of future elections, will be composed of a secretary general, a deliberative college and an executive office. Its members must be appointed or selected according to procedures that guarantee their independence and probity.
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According to the text of the law, the Aige will be responsible for the technical and material preparation of all the referendum and electoral operations but also for the preparation, management and updating of the conservation of the electoral register. It will be responsible for the public financing of political parties, the capping and control of election campaign expenses, the decentralization of votes and the proclamation of results… So many tasks that previously fell to the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Decentralization (MADT).