AllAfrica.com is reporting that Mali’s recent parliamentary elections have resulted in a win for the party of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. The author writes:
“Malian elections officials said Wednesday that Keita’s Rally for Mali party had won the the second round of parliamentary elections on December 15 , gaining 60 of the 147 seats in parliament, according to provisional results.
Together with its junior partners, it has 115 seats, Minister of Territorial Administration Moussa Sinko said on state television.
Opposition party Alliance for Democracy in Mali won 21 seats, followed by Union for the Republic and Democracy with 17 seats.
The constitutional court is expected to announce final results within the next few days, and the result is only official after its confirmation by the court.”
Reportedly, only 36.4 percent of the six million voters eligible to vote, voted in the second round of elections. It is believed that many potential voters stayed away out of fear of rebel violence and voter fatigue, with this round being the country’s fourth nationwide vote in five months.
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