Mali : Presidential Election 2018: The first round of the elections will take place on sunday 29th of July.

Mali’s government has confirmed a presidential election will be held on 29 July, an official statement said Friday, after local polls were again pushed back to the end of the year.Planned elections in the African country have been repeatedly postponed since 2013, in part due to security concerns over Islamist extremism.

But President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga have promised for months that the presidential vote will take place this summer.

Campaigning for the first round of the election will begin on 7 July and end on 27 July, the statement from the Council of Ministers said.

A second round, if necessary, will be held on 12 August.