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Ivory Coast top court declares Ouattara president

Last Updated: Friday, May 6, 2011 - 00:13

Abidjan: Ivory Coast`s Constitutional Council ratified Thursday the results of a presidential election showing that Alassane Ouattara won, reversing an earlier decision to reject them.

The court`s initial rejection of electoral commission results from the November 2010 poll sparked a four-month power struggle between Ouattara and incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo that killed thousands and displaced more than a million.

Constitutional Council President Paul Yao N`Dre said the top legal body now accepted that Ouattara won the election.

Bureau Report

First Published: Friday, May 6, 2011 - 00:13
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