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Topic - Paul Yao N'Dre
The head of Ivory Coast's electoral commission on Thursday declared opposition leader Alassane Ouattara the winner of the West African country's contested presidential election in comments that were not broadcast on state TV. Ruling-party loyalists called the announcement an "attempted coup" and took to the airwaves to denounce them as unofficial.
"After the failure of the (election commission) to find a consensus, only the constitutional council is qualified to give the results of this election," he said in the broadcast. "There are some foreign TV channels amusing themselves giving results. Ivoirians should consider these results null and void."
he said that the electoral body's results were not valid because the commission had missed a constitutionally mandated midnight deadline on Wednesday.