Mali: Election of a new president of the Constitutional Court

The member of the Constitutional Court of Mali, Amadou Ousmane Touré, was unanimously elected president of this institution on Sunday, according to local media.

“Unanimously, Amadou Ousmane Touré was elected Sunday president of the Constitutional Court of Mali, during a vote which took place at the headquarters of the institution”, indicate these media, citing an official and members of the Court.

Previously Minister, Chief of Staff of Malian Prime Minister Boubou Cissé, the new President of the Constitutional Court had held the post of Auditor General, in charge of the fight against corruption. He was also Mali’s ambassador to Côte d’Ivoire.

The formation of a new Constitutional Court was one of the recommendations of the Economic Community of West African States (CEDEDAO) to get out of the crisis. On Monday, the members of the new Court will take an oath before the National Assembly and the Head of State, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta.

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