U.S. Embassy Statement on the Preliminary Results of the August 12 Presidential Election in Mali

(Bamako – August 15, 2018) — The United States Embassy in partnership with the international community in Bamako reaffirms our support for Mali and commitment to the Malian authorities and people for a calm and respectful post-election process.  We remind the two candidates of their commitments to peaceful campaigns before and after the electoral process.  We strongly encourage the candidates and their supporters to use legal and constitutional channels to settle disputes.  The United States and our international partners stand with Malians across the political spectrum who are working together to advance democracy, build prosperity, and strengthen governance and security in their great country.  We will continue to work with the elected government of Mali for a lasting peace and true security throughout the country.