Incumbent president Alassane Ouattara has won a landslide victory in Ivory Coast's election. The peaceful vote is seen as a sign that the west African country is beginning to overcome a history of electoral violence.
Over seven years after Ivory Coast’s crisis, the country's political scene remains divided. Army mutinies destabilized cities over the past few years, and victims feel that they have not been justly compensated.
Voters in Ivory Coast are set to elect their parliament in a political field dominated by President Ouattara. The president has received praise for the country's economic progress but criticism for his political record.
Rebellious soldiers took control of several streets in Abidjan and other Ivorian cities in a standoff with government troops. The renewed display of anger came one day after a public apology for the recent uprising.
Violence erupted at around 100 polling stations on Sunday, as Ivorians voted on divisive reforms concerning national identity. Low voter tunrout was also reported, although the reforms are still likely to be approved.
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