Alassane Quattara wins Second term presidential election

Alassane Quattara, the 73-year-old incumbent leader of Ivory Coast won his second five-year term in Sunday's ballot. Despite calls to boycott the presidential elections from some opposition candidates, the turnout in the West African state was almost 55 percent, the president of the Independent Electoral Commission announced on state television. Ouattara’s victory is expected to encourage a fragile peace in the country after years of political turmoil.
The last presidential election in 2010 was contested and resulted in a civil war in which 3,000 people lost their lives. Read more: MoreFacebooktwittergoogle_plus

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