The President of Ivory Coast, Alassane Ouattara, has been re-elected for a controversial third term in office.
According to electoral authorities in the country on Tuesday, Ouattara polled more than 94 percent of the total votes cast by electorates to emerge the winner in the much disputed election.
The poll which was marred by clashes, had members of the opposition boycott it over Ouattara’s unconstitutional bid to contest for a third term in office.
Election commission President, Ibrahime Coulibaly-Kuibiert, while announcing the winner in the early hours of Tuesday, said, “President Alassane Ouattara has been elected.”
He also revealed that voter turnout had been 53.9 percent.