Mali election goes to second round

Former PM Ibrahim Boubacar came first in vote, but must face Soumaila Cisse in run-off after failing to secure majority.

    Mali's presidential election will go to a second round on August 11, with no candidate securing a majority in the landmark poll, the government has said.

    Former prime minister Ibrahim Boubacar Keita came first in Mali's presidential election on Sunday, but he will face Soumaila Cisse, the former finance minister, in a run-off after he failed to secure an outright majority, the government said on Friday.

    Al Jazeera's Ahmed Idriss reports from Bamako.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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