Keita wins Mali presidential vote after rival admits defeat




 
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Keita wins Mali presidential vote after rival admits defeat
 
August 13th, 2013  
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Keita wins Mali presidential vote after rival admits defeat
By Daniel Flynn and Tiemoko Diallo BAMAKO (Reuters) - Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, an ex-prime minister with a reputation for firmness, won Mali's presidential election after his rival conceded defeat on Monday in a poll meant to draw a line under more than a year of turmoil. Keita, 68, universally known by his initials IBK, will now have access to $4 billion in international development aid to rebuild the West African country after a French military intervention in January ended Islamist rebels' occupation of the northern two-thirds of Mali. ...




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