According to an announcement by the president's office of the Malian government, the country will hold mayoral elections nationwide on November 20, 2016. The race in Richmond's sister city, Segou, will be between several candidates including Mayor Ousmane K. Simaga (incumbent since 2009) and current city councilllor (and Segou sister city commissioner) Madani Sissoko. Both men will be part of the delegation travelling to Richmond in October as guests of VFOM with assistance from the Richmond Sister City Commission. Stay tuned for details on their visit.
Malians are called to elect their mayors November 20 "throughout the national territory", seven years after the last municipal elections in this country plagued by unrest, the government said Wednesday.
The Council of Ministers met on Wednesday under the leadership of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta "adopted a draft decree convening the electoral college, opening and closing of the electoral campaign on the occasion of the election of municipal councilors," says government in a statement.
The campaign should open on November 4 and end on 18 November, he said.
11 August 2016