The presidential election is scheduled for February 27, 2022. Since this announcement and even long before, the strongholds of political parties are in turmoil. If in several political formations the future candidates are known, the Union for the Republic (Urd), since the tragic death of its president Soumaïla Cissé, is looking for a credible candidate, unifier and very influential.
Within this political formation, the positioning battle is in full swing. Thus, executives are starting to stick their heads out to stand as a candidate for the party’s candidacy on the occasion of the election of the President of the Republic. According to corroborating sources, Dr Boubou Cissé is in a good position within the sections, which structures weigh heavily in the choice of who should run for the supreme office. It turns out that around ten sections have already given their support to Dr Boubou Cissé during their conferences.
The same sources tell us that this dynamic can continue in favor of Dr Boubou Cissé next week, which will be decisive. Because, the thirty sections which will decide on the question will not hesitate in their majority to set their sights on the former Prime Minister.
In any case, from 1992 to 2020, Malians never voted for “ideas”, but for “symbols”. In addition, they have always voted out of affinity or for community, material, financial interests… This is why the possibility of Dr Boubou Cissé’s candidacy arouses much agitation. His silence makes noise. His movements are followed by his detractors like milk on the fire. Probable URD candidate for the next presidential election, Boubou Cissé is eyeing the Koulouba palace.
The very successful example of a pragmatic generation, the young dynamic Dr Boubou Cissé admires his career and his address book (ability to influence). We do not know of any young executive, from the independence of Mali to the present day, who has experienced the same dazzling journey as that of Dr. Boubou Cissé at the top of the State. Maybe that’s why he arouses both fear and jealousy.
In seven years, he was Minister of Mines, Minister of Finance, cumulatively Prime Minister and Minister of Finance. It is an undeniable fact! If you find this laudatory and eloquent journey to be the result of chance, it is because you have not yet understood anything about lobbying and networking. Indeed, thanks to his expertise, his professional experience and his address book, this young competent executive managed to impose himself in record time and do not be surprised to see him occupy the presidential chair of Koulouba in the months to to come.