Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Ibrahim Boubacar Keita Wins Mali Presidential Elections

Former finance minister Soumaila Cisse, left,  Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, right
After sweeping the July 28 first round with nearly 40 percent of votes on a ticket to restore order after the March 2012 military coup which allowed separatist rebels to seize control of the northern two-thirds of Mali. Boubacar Keita, a former prime minister, inherits a broken nation and becomes the President of Mali
Mali's presidential election has been won by Ibrahim Boubacar Keita after his rival conceded defeat in the second round runoff.

In the spirit of sportsmanship, rival opponent Soumaila Cisse had congratulated the new President Boubacar Keita on winning the vote and wished him good luck