Cote d'Ivoire Ruling Party Wins Majority in Parliamentary Polls

Cote d'Ivoire President Alassane Ouattara's party has won a majority in legislative elections, winning 137 of 254 seats, official results show. AFP reports that the vote passed off peacefully and for the first time in a decade included all of the country's main political players, providing hope that Ivory Coast has begun to emerge from recent turbulence. It was a key test of stability following violence surrounding October's presidential vote, which was boycotted by the opposition and claimed 87 lives.

The ruling RHDP party won a majority in the parliamentary elections.


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