Mali's Constitutional Court Upholds Election Results

Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to be the next president


Mali's constitutional court has confirmed the results of the August 11 presidential run-off, clearing the way for Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to become the country's next president.

The court said Tuesday that Keita garnered an "absolute majority of votes." Last week, the interior ministry provisionally announced the results of the polling.

The ministry said Keita, a former prime minister, captured 77.6 percent of the vote. It said his rival, former finance minister Soumaila Cisse, won slightly more than 22 percent.