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Ivory Coast Holds First Post-war Presidential Poll

Posted: Oct 26, 2015 at 1:01 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Ivory Coast is holding a bitterly contested presidential election, the first since the civil war ended in 2011.

The poll has been marred by prominent opposition candidates pulling out, citing widespread irregularities.

President Alassane Ouattara is running for a second-term in the world’s largest cocoa producer.

Some 3,000 people were killed in the conflict which ended with Ouattara coming to power in 2011.

The conflict broke out after former President Laurent Gbagbo refused to accept Ouattara’s victory in the 2010 election.

Mr Gbagbo was subsequently arrested and is due to stand trial next month at the International Criminal Court (ICC), where he denies war crimes charges.

.Source: BBC