Scuffles as I.Coast votes on divisive constitution

Former Ivory Coast President Henri Konan Bedie casts his vote at a polling station in Abidjan, on October 30, 2016, during a referendum on a new constitutionIvorians voted Sunday to determine the fate of constitutional changes the president says will help end years of unrest but which have alarmed the opposition, with scuffles erupting at dozens of polling stations. “The results… show that the project and President Alassane Ouattara (have) been rejected by the people,” Ivorian Popular Front (FPI) head Pascal Affi Nguessan told AFP, claiming a “resounding success” for the boycott call. “It is up to President Ouattara to draw conclusions (…) Either he withdraws the text, or he resigns,” he said.

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