Ivory Coast heads to the polls as Ouattara hopes to seal peace

A supporters of Ivory Coast President Alassan Ouattara attends a campaign rally on October 23, 2015 in AbidjanIvory Coast heads into presidential elections on Sunday with the incumbent Alassane Ouattara, campaigning on restoring stability, widely tipped for re-election. Around 3,000 died in violence following the last elections in 2010, which pitted Ouattara against former strongman leader Laurent Gbagbo. A top economist, Ouattara, 73, is seeking a solid first-round win to dodge the threat of a run-off against one of six other presidential contenders.

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