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Ivory Coast election: Alassane Ouattara wins amid boycott

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Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara has won a controversial third term in office in an election boycotted by the opposition.

He took 94% of the vote, even winning 99% in some of his strongholds.

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Turnout was put at almost 54%. The result has to be confirmed by the Constitutional Council.

On Monday, the Ivorian opposition said it was creating a transitional government which would organise a new election.

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Main opposition candidates Pascal Affi N’Guessan and Henri Konan Bédié had urged their supporters not to vote in Saturday’s poll.

They got 1% and 2% respectively, while a fourth candidate, Kouadio Konan Bertin, also got 2%, according to the official results.

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