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Yearbook 1997

Mali. According to Countryaah, the general elections held in April were chaotic. Many were prevented from voting for organizational reasons, which meant that the opposition demanded re-election and the president's resignation. The demonstration called for by the opposition was suspended after the government banned it. The county constitutional court rejected the election two weeks after it was held.

1997 Mali

In July elections were held again and again this time was preceded by unrest and boycotted by significant parts of the opposition. President Konares's Alliance for Democracy in Mali-the African Party for Solidarity and Justice, ADEMA, won a superior victory and won 129 of the 147 seats in Parliament. In September, the new government was formed, which, like the previous one, was led by Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.

President Konaré also won by a large majority in the May elections. He received such a large proportion of the vote - 95% - that the second round of voting was canceled. The election was boycotted by the opposition and only 28% of those entitled to vote voted.

Mali. The rebel groups Tuareg Unified Movements, Fronts of Azawad and the Ghanda Koy movement announced in March their "irrevocable resolution". In a symbolic act, Tuaregrebeles burned their weapons.

In April, the government received a $ 91 million loan from the International Monetary Fund. The South African mining company Anglo American plans to expand the exploitation of the country's gold deposits.

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