Ivory Coast high court declares Ouattara president Jaclyn Belczyk at 3:29 PM ET
[JURIST] The Ivory Coast Constitutional Council, the nation's highest court, on Thursday declared Alassane Ouattara [BBC profile] winner of the country's disputed presidential election, reversing a previous decision. The court originally refused to ratify the results of the November election, sparking months of violence between supporters of Ouattara and incumbent candidate Laurent Gbagbo [BBC profile]. Constitutional Council President Paul Yao N'Dre said that Ouattara was invited to take the oath of office [Reuters report] as soon as possible.
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