Upcoming Election Could Add To Mali's Woes

Security concerns remain despite French intervention


Mali's upcoming presidential election, due on 28 July, will be a watershed moment for the crisis-torn country. The goal of the election – to return the country to constitutional order and restore the political process – is something that Mali desperately needs. But it holds no guarantee of attaining this goal. Indeed, there are compelling reasons to think that a July election will do more harm than good.