There is currently only one woman candidate for the upcoming presidential elections, Mme Haidara Aissata Cisse dite Chato.
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Malian women face significant barriers to full political participation and disproportionately bear the brunt of the country’s interwoven political, security and humanitarian crises, further undermining women’s opportunity and ability to participate in Mali’s transition process as political and civic leaders, voters and candidates for public office. Women MPs currently represent 10 percent of the National Assembly and 10 percent of the new government established by Prime Minister Cissoko. In December 2011, the legislature voted unanimously in favor of a revised family code that failed to advance women’s rights, deeply disappointing women’s rights activists both domestically and abroad. (Source: NDI)