Cisse concedes defeat, congratulates Keita for Mali vote win

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Posted: Aug 12, 2013 5:51 PM
Cisse concedes defeat, congratulates Keita for Mali vote win

BAMAKO (Reuters) - Soumaila Cisse has conceded defeat in Mali's presidential election runoff and congratulated his rival Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, Cisse's campaign manager said on Monday.

"Yes, it just happened ... He went to see IBK to congratulate him," Gougnon Coulibaly told Reuters, referring to Keita by the initials he is universally known by.

(Reporting by Daniel Flynn; Writing by David Lewis; Editing by David Brunnstrom)