A constitutional referendum will be held in Mali on 31 October 2021. It was initially scheduled for 9 July 2017. However, in late June it was postponed with no date set, before being revived in mid April 2021.
The amendments to the constitution would create new regions in line with a 2015 agreement with separatists in northern Mali. They would also enhance the powers of the President.
The proposals to give the president greater powers sparked protests in Bamako on 2 July 2017 prior to a visit by French President Emmanuel Macron.
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