The current state of emergency in Mali was extended to six months until October 31st, by the National Assembly. Gathered on Friday, the National Assembly extended “the state of emergency until October 31st, 2017 on the whole territory, the bill was voted unanimously. This measure of exception was repeatedly established in the country since the Jihadist attack against the hotel Radisson Blu of Bamako on November 20th, 2015. The state of emergency preview in particular possibilities of intervention by security forces, it was restored after a new attack attributed to the Jihadists on April 18th to Gourma Rharous, in the region of Timbuktoo which made five deaths and about ten wounded persons among the malian soldiers, according to an official toll. The military operation Barkhane is fighting against the Jihadists in Sahel, the north of Mali had fallen in March-April, 2012 under Jihadist groups connected to Al-Qaeda.
Malin Deputees are going to deal with the examination of the Bill concerning the revision of the constitution of February 1992 , durign an extraordinary session if National Assembly. The Government justifie its will to revise the constitution by the urgency to correct “gaps and inadeguacies” of the 1992 Constitution. The other reason called by the Government is connected with the crisis in which live the country :” the security and institutional crisis revealed the feagilities of the institutions”. If the Bill is adopted Mali will pass to a bicameral parliament, Senate will be establish as “Upper house of the Parliament” beside National Assembly. With this revision, Mali will have eight institutions: the high court of justice will not be consider part of the institutions anymore, as well as the High council of Regions will be delated. On the other hand, will be established the Counts Court.
The National Assembly passed the motion to impeach President Park Geun-hye over a corruption scandal, Friday. Park was suspended from office at 7:03 p.m. immediately after the result was officially delivered to the presidential office, and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn began working as acting head of state. The President’s fate is now in the hands of the Constitutional Court, which is expected to make a ruling on whether the impeachment was valid in a few months.