Ivory Coast tension persists
Ivory Coast: Alassane Ouattara, considered President of Ivory Coast,
received the United Nations representatives and the diplomatic corps
credited in an hotel here yesterday, while the political tension
Although Ouattara carries out such activities, the proclaimed leader
Laurent Gbagbo, who remains in the Presidential Palace, and in a
reception on Wednesday requested the population to stay calm and and not
to worry, as with time the peoplesí eyes will be opened.
Prefects of departments in which the Constitutional Council annulled
the votes favourable to Ouattara signed a document in which they stress
that the elections were carried out with normality in their districts.
The officials reject the argument of Gbagbo that fraud was committed
in the scrutiny, the result of which was confirmed by the Independent
National Electoral Commission that gave Ouattara the victory in the
second electoral round, with 54.1 percent of the votes.
In spite of the threat of civil war, this city is much livelier, some
institutions and schools reopened their doors, as well as many trading
houses and several establishments of the public administration.
Abidjan, Prensa Latina