Transitional National Council

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections


Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature Date at which the previous legislature (elected at the previous elections) was dissolved.
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal


About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
Following a popular uprising that led to a coup, President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita dissolved the 141 member National Assembly and the government on 18 August 2020.

On 12 September, the junta, calling itself the National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP), adopted a Transitional Charter, which provides for a Transitional National Council (CNT).

On 25 September, former Defence Minister Bah N'Daw was sworn in as the Transitional President along with the coup leader, Colonel Assimi Goïta, who became Vice President. They will lead the country for an 18 month transitional period.

On 10 November, the Transitional President issued two decrees concerning the mode of designation and the selection process of the 121-member CNT, which would comprise representatives of the 19 organizations and groups listed below. They were invited to submit their candidacy to the Vice President within 48 hours, taking account of women’s representation. On 3 December, the Transitional President decreed the final list of 121 CNT members. The CNT held its first session on 5 December and elected Colonel Malick Diaw as its Speaker.

- Defence and security forces (22)
- The 5 June Movement (M5-RFP , 8)
- Political parties and groups (11)
- Civil society organizations (9)
- Women’s groups (4)
- Young people’s groups (4)
- Movements that signed the peace accord (5)
- Movements for inclusion (4)
- Human rights organizations (4)
- Disabled people (3)
- Malians living abroad (6)
- Trades union federations (4)
- Independent and autonomous trade unions (7)
- Professional bodies (8)
- Religious denominations (3)
- Traditional authorities (5)
- Chambers of commerce (5)
- Umbrella organizations for the press (4)
- Arts and culture umbrella organizations (5)
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
Number of women elected
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex
As at December 2020, there were 32 women out of 121 members in the Transitional National Council (CNT).

The statutory number of members of the CNT increased from 121 to 147 in accordance with amendments to the Transitional Charter adopted by the CNT in February 2022.

Out of 26 newly appointed members on 28 October 2022, 10 were women, or a total of 42 women out of the full 147 members.
Other notes
Note on the enlargement of the CNT from 121 to 147 members:
On 24 February 2022, the CNT amended the Transitional Charter which increased the statutory number of members of the CNT from 121 to 147.

On 21 July 2022, the new Transitional President Colonel Assimi Goïta (who had seized power in May 2021) issued a decree specifying the allocation of the additional seats as follows (the number in brackets refers to the total number of a group’s CNT members):
- Defence and security forces: 1 (23 members in all)
- The 5 June Movement (M5-RFP): 3 (11)
- Political parties and groups: 3 (14)
- Civil society organizations: 1 (10)
- Women’s groups: 2 (6)
- Young people’s groups: 2 (6)
- Movements that signed the peace accord: 1 (6)
- Movements for inclusion: 1 (5)
- Human rights organizations: 1 (5)
- Disabled people: 1 (4)
- Malians living abroad: 1 (7)
- Trades union federations: 2 (6)
- Independent and autonomous trade unions: 1 (8)
- Professional bodies: 1 (9)
- Religious denominations: 1 (4)
- Traditional authorities: 1 (6)
- Chambers of commerce: 1 (6)
- Umbrella organizations for the press: 1 (5)
- Arts and culture umbrella organizations: 1 (6)
Transitional National Council (14.12.2020, 22.07.2022, 30.10.2022)
Women Appointed

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Malick Diaw (Male)
Date of election