Transition to democracy in Mali
NAI researcher Mats Utas writes on his blog about Mali post-election (opens in new window).
"Elections took place rather peacefully and Ibrahim Boubacar Keita (IBK) of the Rally for Mali party won a confident victory in the second round. The runner up, Soumaïla Cissé, proved political maturity and accepted the loss. IBK was according to most observers the best choice for enhanced stability in the country.”