Early Lead for Cote d'Ivoire President, Election Deaths Reported

Ivorians went to the polls on October 31, 2020 to elect a new leader. Deutsche Welle reports that several people died in election-day clashes. Electoral officials have up to five days to release the results. President Alassane Ouattara, who is seeking a controversial third term in office, had taken an early lead by Sunday evening, according to results from 20 of 108 voting departments. Al Jazeera reports that opposition leaders have called for a "civilian transition" from Ouattara's government.

Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara casting his vote in Abidjan.

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