Amadou Toumani Touré

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Amadou Toumani Touré
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3rd President of Mali
In office
8 June 2002 – 22 March 2012
Prime MinisterAhmed Mohamed ag Hamani
Ousmane Issoufi Maïga
Modibo Sidibé
Cissé Mariam Kaïdama Sidibé
Preceded byAlpha Oumar Konaré
Succeeded byAmadou Sanogo (Chairperson of the National Committee for the Restoration of Democracy and State)
In office
26 March 1991 – 8 June 1992
Prime MinisterSoumana Sacko
Preceded byMoussa Traoré
Succeeded byAlpha Oumar Konaré
Personal details
Born(1948-11-04)4 November 1948
Mopti, French Sudan
(now Mali)
Died10 November 2020(2020-11-10) (aged 72)
Istanbul, Turkey
Political partyIndependent
Spouse(s)Lobbo Traore
Military service
Branch/serviceArmy

General (ret) Amadou Toumani Touré (November 4, 1948 – November 10, 2020) was the president of Mali. He took power from a military ruler, Moussa Traoré in 1991, then he gave power to civilian (non-military) authorities in 1992. He won the presidential election in 2002. He won the next election easily in 2007. He was born in Mopti, Mali.[1]

Touré died on November 10, 2020 in Istanbul, Turkey just one week after his 72nd birthday.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Malian President announces his candidacy for next elections", African Press Agency, March 27, 2007.
  2. "Mali's former president Amadou Toumani Touré dies at 72". France 24. 2020-11-10. Retrieved 2020-11-10.