French PM: Mali Election a “Great Success”

As Mali counts votes after its presidential election Sunday, French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has praised the election as a “great success” that should give Mali “every chance” to become a democratic independent nation and ensure its development.

France led a military intervention in Mali after a chaotic 18 months that saw a military coup and Islamist takeover of the north.

VOA correspondent Anne Look says election officials are reporting a record-high voter turnout …