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Voting closes in Mali presidential election run-off

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2013-08-12

Polling stations across Mali closed on Sunday evening, after Malians braved heavy rain to cast their votes in a presidential election run-off that pitted former prime minister Ibrahim Boubacar Keita against ex-finance minister Soumaila Cisse.

Polling stations closed across Mali on Sunday, marking the end of a presidential election run-off which passed without serious incident although early voting was hampered by torrential rain.

Most voting booths opened at 8:00 am (0800 GMT) and closed 10 hours later, although downpours delayed the start of the election in some parts of the capital Bamako and other southern towns.

Officials at some polling stations in Bamako said turnout appeared to be less than half what had been achieved in the July 28 first round, when a higher-than-expected 48.9 percent of the electorate cast their ballots.

Almost seven million Malians were eligible to choose between former premier Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and ex-finance minister Soumaila Cisse to lead the country's recovery following a military coup that ignited an Islamist insurgency and a French-led military intervention.

(AFP)

 

Date created : 2013-08-11

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