Election violence kills at least two in Cote d'Ivoire

09:22, November 29, 2010      

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Two people were killed in the election violence, the government of Cote d'Ivoire said on Sunday.

The government said in a statement that the two death were one military man and a civilian.

Cote d'Ivoire held the presidential run-off on Sunday despite tensions marked by violence, curfew imposed the previous day and boosted security during which Incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo and former prime minister Alassane Ouattara competed for the West African country's top post to end years of instability and division.

The polls had been postponed six times by Oct. 31, when the country held the first round of the election, in which Gbagbo garnered 38.3 percent of the vote and Ouattara scored 32 percent.

Tensions escalated during the election campaign which ran from last Saturday to Friday. At least two persons were reportedly dead and a number of others injured in the skirmishes between supporters of the two candidates in the run-up to the second round.

Gbagbo on Saturday declared an election curfew in a presidential decree, one day after announcing it in his first televised debate with Ouattara.

Source: Xinhua


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