“The Oct. 25 elections were valid and Ouattara is hereby declared elected the president of the republic in the first round,” Constitutional Council president Mamadou Kone said in Abidjan, the commercial capital.
According to the court, “a review of the provisional tally of results did not reveal any serious irregularities that could significantly alter the overall election results.”
The court declared Ouattara, the candidate of the Rally of Houphouetists for Democracy and Peace, the winner with 2,618,229 votes, or 83.66 percent of the votes cast — a landslide victory for him.
He was followed by opposition leader Pascal Affi N’guessan of the Cote d’Ivoire Popular Front who got 9.29 percent of the vote.
The voter turnout stood at 52.86 percent, according to the Constitutional Council. Enditem