Ivory Coast top court declares Ouattara president

Ivory Coast`s top legal body now accepts Ouattara won Presidential election.

Updated: May 06, 2011, 00:13 AM IST

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