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Ivory Coast's President Ouattara wins second 5-year term

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By Euronews  with Reuters
Ivory Coast's President Ouattara wins second 5-year term

<p>.<br /> Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara has won a second 5-year term after scoring a landslide victory with over 83 percent of the vote.</p> <p>The results have been released by the country’s election commission after last weekend’s poll.</p> <p>Three opposition candidate had dropped out of the race in the days before the election, claiming it had been rigged and calling for a boycott. Six others went on to contest the poll.</p> <p>Pascal Affi N’Guessan, who heads ex-President Laurent Gbagbo’s Ivorian Popular Front (<span class="caps">FPI</span>) has come a distant second.</p> <p>It was Gbagbo’s refusal to accept Ouattara’s 2010 poll victory which sparked a conflict that killed 3,000 people. He is now awaiting trial before the International Criminal Court in The Hague accused of war crimes against humanity.</p> <p>Sunday’s vote was judged to be peaceful and transparent by observers, with a turnout of between 53 and 60 percent.</p>