Ivory Coast election: Alassane Ouattara wins second term


Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara has won a second five-year term with nearly 84% of the vote, electoral commission officials say.

His previous victory was rejected by the incumbent, Laurent Gbagbo, sparking a civil war which killed 3,000 people.

Mr Ouattara's closest challenger, Pascal Affi N'Guessan, got 9%. He is an ally of Mr Gbagbo who faces trial at the International Criminal Court.

Several candidates withdrew from the poll, saying it was not free and fair.

However, on Monday US election observers said the election was credible.

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