The Institutions

Mali is an independent, sovereign, indivisible, democratic, secular republic. Mali has eight (8) institutions that are:

-The President of the Republic

-The Cabinet

-The National Assembly

-The Supreme Court

-The Constitutional Court

-The High Court of Justice

-The High Council of Territorial Collectives

-The Economic, Social and Cultural Council The President of the Republic


The President of the Republic

The president is the chief of state and commander in chief of the armed forces. The president is elected to 5-year terms, with a limit of two terms. The president appoints the Prime Minister as head of government. The president chairs the Council of Ministers, which adopts proposals for laws submitted to the National Assembly for approval.

The President’s Office: www.koulouba.ml

The Cabinet

The Cabinet determines and directs the political institutions of the Nation, the armed forces, and their administration. The Prime Minister is the Head of the Cabinet. He directs and coordinates governmental action. He assures the execution of the laws. He is responsible for the execution of the political institutions and the national defense. The Cabinet is responsible before the National Assembly.

The Prime Minister’ Office: http://www.primature.gov.ml


The National Assembly (The Parliament)

The National Assembly is the sole legislative arm of the government. It currently consists of 147 members. Members of the National Assembly are called Deputies. Representation is apportioned according to the population of administrative districts. Election is direct and by party list. The term of office is 5 years.

The Assembly meets for two regular sessions each year. It debates and votes on legislation proposed either by one of its members or by the government and has the right to question government ministers about government actions and policies. Eight political parties, aggregated into four parliamentary groups, are represented in the Assembly.

The National Assembly (The Parliament): http://www.assemblee-nationale.insti.ml


The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has both judicial and administrative powers. Under the constitution, there is a separate constitutional court and a high court of justice with the power to try senior government officials in cases of treason.
The Supreme Court is presided over by a magistrate of the judiciary appointed by the President of the Republic on proposal of the Higher Judicial Council.
The President of the Supreme Court is assisted by a Vice-Chairman appointed under the same conditions
The Supreme Court is composed of:

  • A Judicial section
  • An Administrative section;
  • An Accounting section.


The Constitutional Court

The Constitutional Court guarantees the fundamental laws of the individual and public liberties. The Constitutional Court is composed of nine members who hold the title of Counselors with a period of office of seven years, once renewable. The nine (9) members of the Constitutional Court must give an oath in a ceremony presided over by the President of the Republic before the National Assembly and the Supreme Court. They must say:

"I swear to conscientiously fulfill the duties of my office, with strict respect to the obligations of neutrality and reservation, and to conduct myself with dignity and loyalty to my public office."

The Constitutional Court must decide on:
- The constitutionality of organizational laws and other laws before their promulgation

- The interior regulations of the National Assembly, the High Council of Collectives and of the Economic, Social and Cultural Council before they are put in application.

- The arbitration of conflicts between institutions of the State;

- The regularity of presidential and legislative elections and the operations for referendums of which it shall declare the results.

The High Court of Justice

The High Court of Justice is competent to judge the President of the Republic and Ministers upon accusation by the National Assembly of high treason or of crimes or offenses committed while exercising their functions.

The High Council of Territorial Collectives

The mission of the High Council of Collectives is to study and give an opinion about every issue of local and regional development. It may make proposals to the Cabinet on any issue concerning the protection of the environment and the quality of life in the collectives.

The High Council of Collectives is seated at Bamako. It may be transferred to any other location if necessary. The members of the High Council of Collectives carry the title National Counselors. National Counselors are elected for five years by indirect suffrage.

The High Council of Collectives represents the Malians abroad.

The President of the High Council of Collectives is elected for five years.

The Economic, Social and Cultural Council

The Economic, Social and Cultural Council is competent regarding all aspects of economic, social and cultural development. Members of the Economic, Social and Cultural Council are:

-The representatives of syndicates, associations and socio-professional groups, elected by the association or group of origin;

-The representatives of the collectives designated by their peers;

-The representatives of Malians abroad.
The Economic, Social and Cultural Council writes a report to the attention of the President of the Republic, the Cabinet and the National Assembly about the expectations, the needs and problems of the civil society.


Current Government Ministers

DECRET N°2O16 -0022 / P-RM DU 15 JANVIER 2016 PORTANT NOMINATION DES MEMBRES DU GOUVERNEMENT

LE PRESIDENT DE LA REPUBLIQUE,

Vu la Constitution ; 
Vu le Décret N°2015 - 0003/P-RM du 08 janvier 2015 portant nomination du Premier ministre;
Sur proposition du Premier ministre,

DECRETE:

Article 1er : Sont nommés membres du Gouvernement en qualité de :

1. Ministre de la Solidarité, de l'Action Humanitaire et de la Reconstruction du Nord 
Monsieur Hamadou KONATE 
2. Ministre de l'Administration Territoriale Monsieur 
Abdoulaye Idrissa MAIGA 
3. Ministre des Affaires Etrangères, de la Coopération Internationale et de l'Intégration Africaine
Monsieur Abdoulaye DIOP 
4. Ministre de la Défense et des Anciens Combattants
Monsieur Tiéman Hubert COULIBALY 
5. Ministre de la Sécurité et de la Protection Civile
Colonel Major Salif TRAORE 
6. Ministre de la Décentralisation et de la Réforme de l'Etat Monsieur Mohamed AG ERLAF 
7. Ministre de la Justice et des Droits de l'Homme, Garde des Sceaux 
Madame SANOGO Aminata MALLE
8. Ministre de l'Economie et des Finances 
Dr Boubou CISSE 
9. Ministre de la Réconciliation Nationale 
Monsieur Zahabi OULD SIDI MOHAMED
10. Ministre des Maliens de l'Extérieur 
Dr Abdourhamane SYLLA
11. Ministre de l'Agriculture 
Monsieur Kassoum DENON 
12. Ministre des Domaines de l'Etat et des Affaires Foncières 
Me Mohamed Ali BATHILY 
13. Ministre de l'Environnement, de l'Assainissement et du Développement Durable 
Monsieur Ousmane KONE 
14. Ministre de l'Elevage et de la Pêche 
Dr Nango DEMBELE
15. Ministre des Mines Monsieur 
Cheickna Seydi Ahamady DIAWARA 
16. Ministre de l'Enseignement Supérieur
Me Mountaga TALL 
17. Ministre de l'Education Nationale 
Pr Kénékouo dit Barthélémy TOGO 
18. Ministre de l'Economie Numérique, de l'Information et de la Communication, Porte-parole du Gouvernement 
Dr Choguel Kokalla MAïGA 
19. Ministre du Commerce et de l'Industrie Monsieur 
Abdel Karim KONATE 
20. Ministre de l'Habitat et de l'Urbanisme
Monsieur Dramane DEMBELE 
21. Ministre de la Promotion de l'Investissement et du secteur privé 
Monsieur Konimba SIDIBE 
22. Ministre de l'Emploi, de la Formation Professionnelle, de la Jeunesse et de la Construction Citoyenne Monsieur 
Mahamane BABY 
23. Ministre de l'Equipement, des Transports et du Désenclavement 
Monsieur Mamadou Hachim KOUMARE 
24. Ministre de la Santé et de l'Hygiène Publique 
Dr Marie Madeleine TOGO 
25. Ministre de l'Energie et de l'Eau Monsieur Mamadou Frankaly KEïTA
26. Ministre du Travail et de la Fonction Publique chargé des Relations avec les Institutions
Madame DIARRA Raky TALLA 
27. Ministre de la Recherche Scientifique 
Pr Assétou Founè Samaké MIGAN 
28. Ministre de l’Aménagement du Territoire et de la Population 
Monsieur Sambel Bana DIALLO 
29. Ministre de la Promotion de la Femme, de l'Enfant et de la Famille 
Madame SANGARE Oumou BAH 
30. Ministre de la Culture, de I'Artisanat et du Tourisme 
Madame N'DIAYE Ramatoulaye DIALLO 
31. Ministre des Affaires Religieuses et du Culte 
Monsieur Thierno Amadou Omar Hass DIALLO 
32. Ministre des Sports Monsieur 
Housseini Amion GUINDO.

Article 2 : Le présent décret, qui abroge toutes dispositions antérieures contraires, notamment celles du Décret N° 2015-0603/P-RM du 24 septembre 2015 portant nomination des membres du Gouvernement, sera enregistré et publié au journal officiel.

Bamako, le 15 janvier 2016

Le Président de la République,
Ibrahim Boubacar KEITA

Le Premier ministre
Modibo KEITA