BAMAKO Mali (Reuters) – The Democratic Alliance for Peace (PDA) said on Tuesday that its presidential candidate, Aliou Boubacar Diallo, was in second place in Sunday’s election and should take part in the second round on August 12th.
The official results are still not known.
On Monday, outgoing President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and his main rival, Soumaïla Cissé, announced that their candidates were in the lead but a second round would probably be necessary.
“According to the results we have collected, we will be present in the second round, we claim the second place,” said Tuesday Ibrahim Tiocary, spokesman for the ADP.
Violence has disrupted the first round of the election in about 20 percent of the country’s polling stations, the government said on Monday. In 3% of offices, no vote could be registered, said the Ministry of Territorial Administration.
Armed attacks and other violent acts disrupted voting operations in 4,632 offices, of which 644 were unable to open, according to ministry figures.