List of heads of state of Mali

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President of the
Republic of Mali
Coat of arms of Mali.svg
Incumbent
Bah N'Daw

since 25 September 2020
ResidenceKoulouba Palace, Bamako
Term length5 years
Renewable once
PrecursorColonial governor of Mali
Formation1965
First holderModibo Keïta
Salary68,900 USD annually[1]

This is a list of heads of state of Mali since the country gained independence from France in 1960 to the present day.

A total of six people have served as head of state of Mali (not counting one Acting President). Additionally, one person, Amadou Toumani Touré, has served on two non-consecutive occasions.

The office has been vacant since Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta announced his resignation on 19 August 2020.[2]

List[change | change source]

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political party Elected Prime minister(s)
Took office Left office Time in office
1 Modibo Keita 1961-09-13.jpg Modibo Keïta
(1915–1977)
20 June 1960 19 November 1968
(deposed.)
8 years, 152 days US–RDA 1960
1964
Himself
2 Moussa Traoré (1989) (cropped).jpg Moussa Traoré
(1936–2020)
19 November 1968 26 March 1991
(deposed.)
22 years, 127 days Military /
UDPM
1979
1985
Diakité
Dembelé
3 Amadou Toure cropped.jpg Amadou Toumani Touré
(1948–)
26 March 1991 8 June 1992 1 year, 74 days Military Sacko
4 Alpha Oumar Konaré 2007-02-27.jpg Alpha Oumar Konaré
(1946–)
8 June 1992 8 June 2002 10 years ADEMA–PASJ 1992
1997
Touré
Sow
I. B. Keïta
Mandé Sidibé
Keita
(3) Amadou Toure cropped.jpg Amadou Toumani Touré
(1948–)
8 June 2002 22 March 2012
(deposed.)
9 years, 288 days Independent 2002
2007
Hamani
O. I. Maïga
Modibo Sidibé
C. M. K. Sidibé
5 Amadou Haya Sanogo December 2016.jpg Amadou Sanogo
(1972/73–)
22 March 2012 12 April 2012 21 days Military Position vacant
Dioncounda Traoré 2011-10-16 (2).jpg Dioncounda Traoré
(1942–)
Acting
12 April 2012 4 September 2013 1 year, 145 days ADEMA–PASJ Diarra
Sissoko
6 Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta par Claude Truong-Ngoc décembre 2013 (cropped 2).jpg Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta
(1945–)
4 September 2013 18 August 2020
(deposed.'
6 years, 350 days RPM 2013
2018
Ly
Mara
Keita
A. I. Maïga
S. B. Maïga
Cissé
National Committee for the Mali
Modibo Koné 18 August 2020 19 August 2020 1 day Military Position vacant
Assimi Goita
(1983–)
Malick Diaw
Sadio Camara
Ismaël Wagué
Fanta Mady Dembele
Salvation of the People Mali
7 No image.png Assimi Goita 24 August 2020 25 September 2020 52 days Military Position vacant
8 No image.png Bah N'Daw 25 September 2020 Incumbent 20 days Assimi Goïta

References[change | change source]

  1. "The highest and lowest paid African presidents - Business Daily". Business Daily.
  2. Mali's President Keita resigns after military mutiny