Mali: Opponent Soumaila Cisse claims victory and calls for demonstration
After the second round of the presidential elections, the counting procedure continues and the Malians await the results.
Even before the publication of the official results of the second round of presidential elections, Soumaila Cisse rejected the outcome, citing “fraud”.
Last Sunday, Malians went to the polls for the second round of elections.
An election that had a sad page with the death of a polling station chief killed by jihadists.
While everyone is waiting, the opposition candidate Soumaila Cisse declares himself the winner.
In front of his campaign headquarters, he announced to his supporters on Monday that they have won the election and rejected the results that will be proclaimed by the administration.
Cisse indexes the government in place to have “attacked” and put out of use the system of accounting for the opposition on the night of Sunday to Monday, while he was credited according to him of 51.93% of the votes against 47.53% for the outgoing president.
“I appeal to all Malians to get up (…) We will not accept the dictatorship of fraud. The responsibility of what will happen in the country is in the camp of the president of the republic,” said on Monday to his activists by Mr. Cisse, who claims victory.
A little earlier in the morning, the Minister of Public Security, General Salif Traore, announced that searches and arrests took place in the camp of Mr. Cisse on Sunday, on the sidelines of the elections.
These are six members of the communication team of the opposition candidate including four French, who were arrested and placed in custody.
Six of them were released after two hours of detention in a police station in the capital, reported the relatives of Cisse Soumaila.