Mali court confirms Keita as winner of presidential election

WION Web Team
Bamako, Mali Published: Aug 20, 2018, 05:05 PM(IST)

Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. Photograph:( Reuters )

Mali's constitutional court on Monday confirmed President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita's re-election in this month's run-off election, rejecting fraud accusations by the opposition candidate.

Keita won re-election with 67 per cent of the vote in a run-off against opposition rival Soumaila Cisse, the Ministry of Territorial Administration said on Thursday.

The victory hands Keita a second five-year term in the mostly desert West African country where militant violence and claims of fraud by the opposition marred the poll.

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