The High Council of Collectives

Article 99:
The mission of the High Council of Collectives is to study and give an opinion about every issue of local and regional development. It may make proposals to the Cabinet on any issue concerning protection of the environment and bettering the quality of life of the citizens within the collectives. The Cabinet shall await the opinion of the High Council of Collectives for all actions concerning the areas cited in this article.

Article 100:
The High Council of Collectives shall be seated at Bamako. It may be transferred to any other location if necessary. The High Council of Collectives may not be dissolved.

Article 101:
The members of the High Council of Collectives shall carry the title National Counselors. No member of the High Council of Collectives may be pursued, investigated, or tried for opinions given while in session of the High Council. Organizational law shall establish the number of National Counselors, their indemnities, conditions of eligibility, the system of ineligibilities and incompatibilities as well as their conditions of replacement. Service as a Deputy shall be incompatible with service as a National Counselor.

Article 102:
National Counselors shall be elected for five years by indirect suffrage. They shall assure the representation of the Territorial Collectives of the Republic. Malians abroad shall be represented by the High Council of Collectives.

Article 103:
The High Council of Collectives shall come to normal session biannually by convocation of its President. The duration of each session may not exceed thirty days. Its sessions shall be public. The account of the debates shall be published to an Official Journal.

Article 104:
The President of the High Council of Collectives shall be elected for five years.

Article 105:
The National Assembly and the High Council of Collectives may be seated in committee subject to the request of the Prime Minister. The President of the National Assembly and the President of the High Council of Collectives may call a join session of the Deputies and the National Counselors. The order of business for this session must relate to a local or regional problem of national interest. The duration of this session may not exceed fifteen days.