Mali’s constitutional court has confirmed the re-election of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita for a second five-year term.
The court on Monday said Keita received 67 percent of the Aug. 12 runoff vote, beating opposition leader Soumaila Cisse who received about 32 percent. It said there was a 34 percent voter turnout.
Keita is to be inaugurated Sept. 4 for his second and final term.
More than 2.7 million Malians voted Aug. 12 despite threats by extremist groups.