Ivory Coast Votes for Parliament, President Seeks Majority

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Ivory Coast residents voted yesterday in a parliamentary election that the President hopes will maintain his strong majority despite challenges from the opposition.

Voting for the more than 1,300 candidates for 255 seats was slow Sunday, while security was high.

President Alassane Ouattara’s ruling coalition promises growth, hoping to seal its majority. The opposition Ivorian Popular Front (FPI), however, is participating in the vote in hopes of a more diversified parliament despite boycotting politics since 2011 after fighting saw its founder, ex-President Laurent
Gbagbo, and others jailed. The party is putting up more than 180 candidates.

Violence after the 2010 elections killed more than 3,000 people when Gbagbo refused to accept defeat to Ouattara.

Gbagbo’s fringe opposition is boycotting elections. Gbagbo remains on trial at The Hague.

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Born unto the union of Mr. & Mrs. Johnson Tamba on May 16. Graduated from the Salvation Army School System " William Booth high school" in 2006/2007 academic year. He also went to the Young Men Christian Association (YMCA) computer program, where he graduated with a diploma in computer literate in 2008. He is now a senior student of the University of Liberia, Civil engineering department, reading Civil engineering. He is in a serious relationship with Mercy Johnson and has a junior boy name, Otis Success Johnson, born 2016, March 29.

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