Ivory Coast reelected Alassane Ouattara as its president, giving the former economist five more years to lead the world’s largest cocoa producer.
Ouattara garnered 2.12 million, or 84 percent, of the ballots cast in an election on Oct. 25, enough to avoid a runoff vote, Independent Electoral Commission President Youssouf Bakayoko told reporters Wednesday in the commercial capital, Abidjan. The next closest candidate, Pascal Affi N’Guessan, obtained 290,780 votes, or 9.3 percent. Turnout was 54.6 percent. Read more