The President of the Constitutional Court, Amadou Ousmane Toure, announced that the constitutional amendment was accepted with 96.91 percent “yes” votes in the popular vote held on 18 June.
Toure also noted that the participation rate was 38.23 percent.
Some political parties opposed the referendum on the grounds that the military transitional government, which came to power in the coup in 2020, did 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.