Ivory Coast's President-elect, Alassane Ouattara, is "confident" that military action to remove self-delcared President Laurent Gbagbo is on its way, he told CNN Thursday.
Ouattara said he expects the regional group the Economic Community of West African States to intervene in the situation. But he doesn't think such military intervention will lead to civil war, he added.
Gbagbo has refused to concede power, after the internationally-accepted results of a November 28 runoff show he did not win.
Ivory Coast's Independent Electoral Commission declared that Gbagbo lost the election to challenger Alassane Ouattara, but the Gbagbo-appointed Constitutional Council invalidated the results and the incumbent leader is still clinging to power - despite repeated pleas to step down by regional and international leaders.
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