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Ivory Coast ruling party and opposition await full parliamentary results

Ivory Coast ruling party and opposition await full parliamentary results

Ivory Coast

The first batch of results of the parliamentary polls in Ivory Coast were on Tuesday released by the Independent Electoral Commission. Both the government and the opposition awaits for the full results that might shape the next presidential election.

The electoral commission released the fist results on Monday night with more still awaiting to be issued.

The most notable results showed a former minister sacked by Ouattara, Mabri Toikeusse Albert Abdallah winning overwhelmingly by 77.3% through the main opposition party, the Ivory Coast Democratic Party.

The presidential coalition, named the Houphouetist Rally for Democracy and Peace (RHDP) in tribute to the country’s founding president is aiming for an absolute majority in the 255-seat National Assembly.

This is the first national election conducted after the adoption of the October constitutional referendum.

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