Ivory Coast‘s Constitutional Council has overturned earlier poll results and declared President Laurent Gbagbo the winner of Sunday’s run-off.
The electoral commission head had said opposition candidate Alassane Ouattara had defeated Mr Gbagbo.
The UN chief, the US, the EU, and former colonial power France have also endorsed Mr Ouattara as the winner.
The presidential poll was intended to reunify the world’s largest cocoa producer after a civil war in 2002.
The two candidates represent the two sides of the north-south divide that exists religiously, culturally and administratively, with the northern half still controlled in part by the former rebels.
On Friday Paul Yao N’Dre, chairman of the Constitutional Council, which validates election results, said Mr Gbagbo had won a little more than 51% of the vote. Continue reading Ivory presidential poll overturned
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