NIMD’s programme in Mali has been able to achieve consensus on reforms of the electoral process.
The first months of 2012 will revolve around the preparations for the different elections, and in this period the NIMD programme will focus specifically on preparing the electorate through media campaigns and debates and other party events highlighting the issues at stake in the constitutional referendum and the proposed democratic reforms. The bilateral programme will also take on a different form due to the elections, and will focus on strengthening the internal cohesion of the parties in terms of their newly elected representatives in parliament. Relations with civil society will be an important facet throughout, especially at the decentralised levels, and in interactions with locally elected representatives.
• Alliance pour la démocratie au Mali-Parti africain pour la solidarité et la justice (Adema/PASJ)
• Union pour la République et la Démocratie (URD)
• Rassemblement National Démocratique (RND)
• Bloc pour la Démocratie et l'Intégration Africaine (BDIA)
• Congres Nationale pour la Initiative Démocratie (CNID)
• Mouvement Patriotique pour le Renouveau (MPR)
• Union pour la Démocratie et le Développement (UDD)
• Mouvement pour l'Indépendance, la Renaissance et l'Intégration Africaine (MIRIA)
• Bloc des Alternances pour le Renouveau, l’Intégration et la Coopération Africaine (BARICA)
• Parti de la Solidarité et du Progrès (PSP)
• Parti Citoyen pour le Renouveau (PCR)
• Union Soudanaise-Rassemblement Démocratique Africain (USRDA)
• Rassemblement Pour le Mali (RPM)
• Parti pour la renaissance nationale (PARENA)
• Solidarité Africaine pour la Démocratie et l'Indépendance (SADI)
• Through its inter-party dialogue programme, NIMD’s partner in Mali, the Centre pour le Dialogue Inter-Partis et la Démocratie (CMDID), has been able to achieve consensus on constitutional reforms, including legislation that provides for the creation of a Senate, and the establishment of a single, independent institution to manage the electoral process.
• Assistance to political parties reduced political tensions in this election year. The code of conduct, which was signed publicly by all parties, and the training of party agents have greatly contributed to the legitimacy and tranquillity of the elections.
• Solid foundations were laid for (long-term) institutionalized interparty cooperation. The commitment by the top leadership and the willingness by international donors to support this process, have created sound opportunities for interparty dialogue.
• Political parties have been encouraged to prepare jointly for a revision of the electoral process.
• Daily Board of political parties’ representatives within the NIMD Mali Programme
• Ministry of Home Affairs • Electoral Commission • ORTM national television company • Delta-C (training institute) • Regional NGOs with experience on numerous policy issues • Regional radio stations
• Royal Netherlands Embassy
• National Democratic Institute (NDI), United States of America
• Community of Democracies (CoD)
• SNV Netherlands Development Organization
• Swedish International Development Agence (SIDA)
• Canadian Embassy
• Royal Danish Embassy
• United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)