Ivory Coast’s Ouattara re-elected for 3rd term after contested presidential vote, commission says

Ivory Coast’s electoral commission announced that President Alassane Ouattara has been re-elected to a controversial third term in a tense election, after opposition figures boycotted the voting, calling his candidacy ‘illegal’. The voting had already sparked deadly violence in the West African country, and two major opposition candidates announced they would not recognize Ouattara’s third term and will instead form their own transitional government.