Former Mali PM Keita Takes Lead in Presidential Vote

Partial results from Mali’s presidential election show that front-runner and former prime minister Ibrahim Boubacar Keita is leading and may win an outright victory.

Mali’s minister of territorial administration, Colonel Moussa Sinko Coulibaly, announced Tuesday that Keita is comfortably ahead with one third of the votes counted.

Coulibaly did not reveal the extent of the margin but says if it is maintained there will be no need for a runoff vote.

Keita and another former prime …