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In Kenya, the biggest election winner is peace | GlobalPost

NAIROBI — Acceptance, conciliatory speeches and promises of legal action marked the end of a hard-fought election in Kenya on Saturday, amid hopes the peaceful polls might draw a line under the ethnic violence that has defined Kenyan politics for two decades.

Uhuru Kenyatta was declared president elect, scraping over the threshold for an outright win by just a few thousand votes. His defeated opponent, Raila Odinga, rejected the results but said he would take his fight to the courts, not the streets.

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