The Washington Post

Mali junta delays constituti­onal referendum:


Mali’s transition­al government said it would delay a constituti­onal referendum set to take place this month, the first in a series of scheduled polls meant to restore democracy after a military takeover in 2020. The junta running the West African country pledged to hold presidenti­al elections in February 2024 after pressure from regional powers to lay out an acceptable timeline for a transition to democracy. The March 19 referendum on a new constituti­on had been seen as an

indicator of the junta’s commitment to organizing polls on time, along with an electoral law passed in June. But authoritie­s said they needed more time to get the electoral management authority up and running.

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