A coup may be a quick fix for a problem leader, but history shows that coups beget more coups.
The transition to a civilian government won't be smooth.
Mali has had a tumultuous 2018, and 2019 might not be any better.
Incumbent Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta will be Mali's next president but an unremarkable first term, and a flawed election, could put a dent in his legacy.
Mali faces huge challenges. Through the upcoming presidential election, Malians will tell the next president what they will and won't accept for their future.