Mali presidential vote goes to run off
BAMAKO, August 3 – Mali’s presidential election will go to a second round on August 11, the government said Friday, after no candidate managed to secure a majority in the crunch poll, which the runner up said was tainted by fraud. Figures for Sunday’s ballot announced on live television showed former prime minister Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in the lead with 39.2 percent of the vote, ahead of main rival Soumaila Cisse with 19.4 percent. But Cisse accused the government of allowing widespread fraud after the interior ministry said more than 400,000 ballot papers had been spoiled out of some 3.5 million votes cast.
His comments came after his party said Wednesday the election had been marred by people submitting multiple votes.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at CapitalFM