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>> Thousands of soldiers were mobilized on Sunday as Mali went to the polls in a presidential run-off. After an inconclusive first round of voting last month, marred by militant attacks and accusations of fraud. The run-off was mostly peaceful, although some polling stations came under attack and one election official was killed.
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Mali is high on a list of security concerns for western powers. As militants, some linked to al Qaeda and Islamic State, are regrouping in the northern desert. A clean election is seen as an important effort to restore stability in the vast West African nation. European Union observers said the election had generally been conducted well.
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A result is not expected for several days. But incumbent president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, is expected to win a second term, despite being unable to stem a surge in ethnic and militant violence. His opposition challenger has said he's also confident of victory and has accused that government camp of trying to stuff ballot boxes.
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Turn out was reportedly very low. Only 22% of people across the country are thought to have voted.