Mali court confirms Keita as winner of presidential election

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[August 20, 2018]    BAMAKO (Reuters) - Mali's constitutional court on Monday confirmed President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita's re-election in this month's run-off election, rejecting fraud accusations by the opposition candidate.

Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, president of Mali and candidate of Rally for Mali party (RPM), speaks during a rally, ahead of the second round of Mali's presidential election, in Bamako, Mali August 10, 2018. REUTERS/Luc Gnago/File Photo

Challenger Soumaila Cisse had contested the results of the Aug. 12 vote, which showed Keita winning with 67 percent of the vote.

(Reporting by Tiemoko Diallo; Writing by Aaron Ross; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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