AFRICA/KENYA - Elections: Kenyatta wins but Odinga presents recourse
Nairobi (Agenzia Fides) - Raila Odinga, the outgoing Kenyan Premier, defeated in the presidential election on March 4, will appeal to the Supreme Court to challenge the victory of Uhuru Kenyatta.
After 5 days of counting, on March 9 the Independent Electoral Commission announced the victory of Kenyatta, who obtained 50.07% of the votes expressed, against 43.31% of Odinga. The new President was elected with only 8,400 more than needed to avoid a run-off (to win in the first round one must get 50% plus one vote).
On the head of Uhuru Kenyatta (son of the "father of the nation", the independence leader and first President of the country, Jomo Kenyatta) hangs but an indictment of the International Criminal Court (ICC) for his alleged involvement in the violence that followed the disputed presidential elections in December 2007. (L.M.) (Agenzia Fides 11/03/2013)
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