Mali to vote in run-off election with president Keita favourite to win

  • Sunday 12, August 2018 in 11:31 AM
Sharjah24 – Reuters: Malians vote on Sunday in a run-off election and President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita is favourite to beat Soumaila Cisse even though ethnic and militant violence has surged during his tenure.
Keita took 41 percent of the vote in last month's first round against nearly 18 percent for Cisse, a former finance minister and the main opposition leader.
 
The poll was marred by armed attacks and other security incidents that disrupted about a fifth of polling places and the threat of violence could again dampen turnout on Sunday.