About 100 out of 147 Malian members of parliament (MPs) on 17 April submitted a no-confidence motion in the government, which will be decided on 19 April. Political pressure has been building on President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, who on 16 April announced a national consultation on the country’s draft constitution, due to be approved by referendum on 9 June; it was previously rejected by opposition parties, which claimed they were excluded from the drafting stage.
As well as two-term presidential limits, the draft proposes territorial rearrangements aimed at implementing the stalled 2015 peace accord between the government and insurgent groups.
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