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Mali’s Military Rulers Cement Hold on Power

HeadlineFeb 22, 2022

Mali’s parliament has approved a plan that will allow the West African nation’s military rulers to remain in power for at least five more years. All but one member of Mali’s 121-seat army-dominated Legislature approved of the plan Monday, which fails to set a date for future elections. Mali’s military had initially promised elections would be held this month, after it seized power in an August 2020 coup.

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