Nov. 3 (UPI) — Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara gained a 3rd time period on Tuesday, a victory that got here after his opponents had urged followers to boycott the election.

Ouattara, 78, gained 94% of the vote although the 2016 Ivory Coast structure limits the president to 2 phrases. The federal government mentioned 54% of eligible voters participated, however opponents put the determine at 10%.

Ouattara was anticipated to depart workplace this 12 months however his meant alternative, Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, died in July. Ouattara then defied requires him to maintain his phrase to show over the workplace to another person, and ran once more.

Officers rejected the {qualifications} of some 40 opposition candidates main as much as the election. Impartial candidate Kouadio Konan Bertin gained 2% of the vote.

Pascal Affi N’Guessan of the Ivorian Individuals’s Entrance and Henri Konan Bedie of the Democratic Get together of Coted ‘Ivoire instructed supporters to keep away from the polls, declaring the election unconstitutional.

Some concern post-election violence in Ivory Coast. When former President Laurent Gbagbo refused to concede defeat to Ouattara in 2010 and 2011, some 3,000 individuals died due to violence that adopted.