Seven seats to be filled, 14 names drawn from a list of 172, and already, for the upcoming elections in Mali, fears of favoritism. On August 22, Me Alhousseyni Diop, bailiff-commissioner of Bamako, randomly selected eight representatives of the political class and six members of civil society. Seven men and seven women, chosen blindly and of which only half will end up sitting on the college of the Independent Authority of management of elections (AIGE).
Elections in Mali: why the government changed its mind on the single body
In total, the governing body of the AIGE must have 15 members, in office for a term of seven years, non-renewable. Eight of them have already been appointed directly by the authorities; the other seven will therefore have their desks at random. In theory, at least.