Ivory Coast Presidential Election Delayed Again

Published November 2, 2009

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — A long-delayed presidential election in Ivory Coast is being pushed back again.

President Laurent Gbagbo has announced that the vote set for Nov. 29 will have to be postponed because more adjustments to the electoral list are needed.

The West African country's constitutional court said in a statement Monday that an official election date will be reset in eight days.

The long-expected and much-delayed vote is meant to put a formal end to the hostilities that ripped apart one of Africa's most affluent countries.

The world's No. 1 cocoa producer was split into a rebel-held north and a government-controlled south after an attempted coup sparked civil war in 2002. A peace deal was signed in March 2007.

Written by Associated Press

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