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Latest update : 2010-12-03

Ivory Coast's Constitutional Council declared incumbent Laurent Gbagbo (pictured) the winner of the country's presidential run-off Friday, invalidating provisional results which named opposition leader Alassane Ouattara as the victor.

AFP - Ivory Coast's Constitutional Council Friday named incumbent Laurent Gbagbo winner of presidential elections, overruling provisional results that showed his rival Alassane Ouattara had won.

The council's president Paul Yao N'Dre, a close ally of Gbagbo, said he won with a slim majority of 51.45 percent against 48.55 for Ouattara.

In a declaration read out to reporters, Yao N'Dre said the council had annulled results in seven regions in the northern half of the country, Ouattara's stronghold.

It therefore ruled invalid the earlier provisional results from the Independent Electoral Commission that gave Outtara 54 percent and Gbagbo 46.

Both sides have alleged irregularities, but the United Nations mission in the country said the election was sound overall.

 

 

Date created : 2010-12-03

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