Updated June 2013
|CONSTITUTION||Adopted by referendum on 12 January 1992 and promulgated on the 25 February 1992; amended 1999|
|FORM OF STATE||Democratic, secular, social Republic|
|HEAD OF STATE||President is Head of State and presides over preside over the Council of Ministers; elected for a five year term, renewable once, by an absolute majority through direct universal suffrage|
|EXECUTIVE||The cabinet, which determines and directs the political institutions of the Nation, the armed forces and is answerable to the National Assembly which may force its resignation by a two-thirds majority vote of no confidence; it is headed by a Prime Minister appointed by the President and the members of the Cabinet are appointed or dismissed by the President on the Prime Minister's advice|
|LEGISLATURE||Unicameral parliament, the National Assembly, whose members are elected for five years by direct universal suffrage in a manner determined by law; President after consultation with Prime Minister and Speaker, may dissolve the National Assembly, but elections must be held within 40 days.|
|JUDICIARY||Consists of Supreme Court and other Courts and Tribunals, including Constitutional Court and High Court of Justice. President and Vice-President of Supreme Court are appointed by national President as nominated by High Council of the Judiciary. The Constitutional Court's nine members amade up of 3 nominated by President of the Republic, 3 nominated by Speaker and 3 nominated by High Council of the Judiciary. Members of High Court of Justice (to judge the President of the Republic and Ministers upon accusation by the National Assembly) composed of members designated by the National Assembly.|
|AMENDMENT||In general amendments require the votes of two-thirds of all the members of the National Assembly and the ratification of the electorate in a referendum; no amendement may compromise the integrity of the Republic's territory, its republican form, the secularity of the State or multiparty democraty|
|DEMOCRACY PROTECTION AGENCIES||There are no democracy protection agencies established by the Constitution|
 Constitution 1992, Article 25.
 Constitution 1992, Articles 29, 30, 39.
 Constitution 1992, Articles 53-55, 78-80.
 Constitution 1992, Articles 42, 59-61.
 Constitution 1992, Articles 81, 83, 85, 95.
 Constitution 1992, Articles 83, 84.
 Constitution 1992, Articles 85, 91, 92.
 Constitution 1992, Articles 95, 96.
 Constitution 1992, Article 118.
CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF MALI 1992, [www] http://confinder.richmond.edu/admin/docs/Mali.pdf [PDF document, opens new window] (accessed 26 Jun 2013).
Constitution de la République du Mali 1992, [www] http://unpan1.un.org/intradoc/groups/public/documents/cafrad/unpan002746.pdf [PDF document, opens new window] (accessed 26 Jun 2013).