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Vol 54 No 16

Published 2nd August 2013


Elections judged a success

The turnout was the highest ever. Shortcomings should not prevent the new leader from restoring some credibility to government

Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta (IBK) had always looked the man to beat in the Malian presidential race and as Africa Confidential went to press, it was clear that he had made a big impact – possibly enough to win in the first round. So confident of victory were his supporters that they began celebrating before half of the votes had been counted.

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