Ivorians to the Polls

Weeks of unrest and clashes are – for now – a thing of the past. After the refusal to accept defeat by Gbago in 2010 and the bloody aftermath that cost the lives of more than 3 000 Ivorians, it is now time to vote again for them. at least in their local election. This morning the polls opened half an hour late but without any major incident and the voting commenced. It is seen as a trial run for a presidential poll in 2015 amid high tensions as the party of former president Laurent Gbagbo boycotted the poll. Voting began in Abidjan ‘s working-class Koumassi district with longer delays reported elsewhere in the west African country’s main city and other urban centres. The day will show, if we can expect fair, democratic and peaceful elections!

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