Who was the President of Mali in 2003?
Amadou Toumani TourÃ© was the President of Mali in 2003. He first took power by militarily overthrowing Moussa TraorÃ© in a coup d'Ã©tat on 1991 March 26 after public protests. Appointing himself Chairman of the National Reconciliation Council, he organized a national council, which created Mali's current constitution and scheduled elections for 1992, in which Alpha Oumar KonarÃ© was made President. In 2001, he retired from the military and he ran for President in the 2002 election. He was officially made president on 2002 June 8, and was re-elected in 2007 for a second and final term. However, on 2012 March 22, there was a military coup d'etat, and TourÃ© was forced to resign.