The people who went to the polls in the referendum voted for the constitutional amendment in order to hold the general elections to be held in February 2024 for the transition to civilian rule.
Financial Transition President Assimi Goita said in a statement on state television that the executive would work better with the proposed draft constitution.
One of the opposition leaders, Imam Mahmoud Dicko, called for a “No” vote in the referendum.
Some political parties argue that the military transitional government that came to power in the coup in 2020 does not have the qualifications and legitimacy to amend the constitution.
With the constitutional amendment that will increase the powers of the President, it is aimed to create a senate-like structure called the “Supreme Nation Council”.
According to the new amendment, the president will determine the policies of the country instead of the government, and the president will appoint the prime minister and ministers. The President will also have the power to dissolve the National Assembly.
It was previously announced that the referendum would be held on March 19, but the voting was postponed for technical reasons.