ABIDJAN (Reuters) – Ivory Coast citizens went to the polls on Saturday but some opposition supporters tried to disrupt the vote following a call from two rival candidates of President Alassane Ouattara for a boycott over his bid for a third term.

The streets of the largest city Abidjan were largely quiet, in contrast to the violent run-up to the election. The vote is seen as a test of stability in the West African nation, one of the continent’s fastest-growing economies.

In the city’s upmarket Cocody district, Ouattara cast his ballot with his wife and called on all the electorate to do the same.

“Apart from a few isolated places – a dozen or so – the vote is going well,” he told journalists.

Voting proceeded smoothly at a number of polling stations in Abidjan, Reuters witnesses said, but in the city’s Blockhauss neighbourhood around 20 young men blocked the entrance to a school, preventing would-be voters from entering until police dispersed the group.http://Ivory Coast votes for president despite pockets of unrest. Read More

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