Mali has postponed its presidential election, which was scheduled to be held on February 25, 2024, due to “technical issues.” The government has not provided any specific details about the technical issues, but it has said that the election will be rescheduled for a later date.
The postponement of the election is a setback for Mali’s transition to civilian rule. The country has been under military rule since 2020, and the election was supposed to be the final step in the transition to democracy.
However, the military government has been facing a number of challenges, including an ongoing insurgency in the north of the country and a humanitarian crisis. The postponement of the election is likely to further delay Mali’s return to civilian rule.
The international community has expressed concern about the postponement of the election. The United Nations, the United States, and the European Union have all called on the Malian government to hold the election as soon as possible.
It is unclear when the election will be rescheduled. The government has said that it will announce a new date once the technical issues have been resolved. However, it is possible that the election could be postponed for several months, or even years.
The postponement of the election is a disappointment for the Malian people. They have been hoping for a return to civilian rule for over two years. However, the challenges facing the country are significant, and it is important to be patient.