Embattled Ivory Coast president kicks out U.N. peacekeepers
December 18th, 2010
10:48 AM ET

Embattled Ivory Coast president kicks out U.N. peacekeepers

Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo ordered all U.N. peacekeeping forces out of the country Saturday in a statement read on state television.

Gbagbo is coming under increasing international pressure to give up power after a disputed presidential runoff on November 28.

Ivory Coast's Independent Electoral Commission said Alassan Ouattara won the runoff, but the country's Constitutional Council invalidated those results and declared Gbagbo the winner.

The United Nations, the Economic Community of West African States, the European Union and the African Union said Ouattara won.

Read CNN's coverage of Ivory Coast's political crisis
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soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. rupee

    African leaders like him only leave the presidency after getting a pullet between their eyes.he is a fool he lost and he should just walk away,we are tired with people like him same like the fool in N.KOREA

    December 19, 2010 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Nasty nate

    betty white will u marry me

    December 20, 2010 at 12:45 am | Report abuse |
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