Ivory Coast's President-elect 'confident' military action will oust Gbagbo soon
Alassane Ouattara has been declared the winner of Ivory Coast's presidential election.
January 6th, 2011
09:13 AM ET

Ivory Coast's President-elect 'confident' military action will oust Gbagbo soon

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.

This story is developing. We'll bring you the latest information as soon as we get it.


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  1. Cesar

    Please Gbagbo, concede. Thanks, CNN, a lot of people really want to know.

    January 6, 2011 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  2. Frank

    People of the Ivory Coast,Africa and the United States of America;
    Isn't the Democratic Process a wonderful thing.I can not wait to see what happens when this occurs in the United States.

    January 6, 2011 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  3. 2100

    Gbagbo SUCKS ! !.. His jet fighters SUCK too........

    January 6, 2011 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  4. Cesar

    Yea,they suck. His jet fighters are made of clay and cardboard and Elsa's glue.

    January 6, 2011 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  5. Cesar

    @2100: Ahuh! You are a guy.

    January 6, 2011 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  6. Pimpslapp

    Nobody said anything when Bush cheated to be president again oh my bad he white let me shut my mouth

    January 6, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  7. Cesar

    Surprised DerpDigger hasn't said anything stupid today. Guess he did make that trip to the Wizard of Oz, I mean with all that tin on his head.

    January 6, 2011 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  8. Veritas

    @Frank what cave are you living in bush did the same thing 6 years ago. @ceasar hi

    January 6, 2011 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      V.

      Since you probably are not a U.S. Citizen and that you grasp the concept.GW Bush was not President of the United States of America in 2000. ,Bill Clinton was President and Al Gore was Vice President,GW Bush had zero Control over the Military.The Election was settled by the U.S.Supreme Court
      NOT A Military Coupe'.

      January 6, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  9. T

    Military coup is never good option for good leader. If ado let his criminal allies walk that road as a way to get what they want, it'll only show his lack of respect the ivory and the native ivorians. Any brainer knows everyone cheering him on has been against africans progress. It is only wise to handle your house matters at home, rather than invite outsiders in to burn your house.

    January 6, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Cesar

    @Veritas:Hi. Six years ago? Hot dog! The time flew by.

    January 6, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  11. T

    Frank, the date has nothing to do with v's point about bush stealing power. Point is, when bust stole the result because his rich (oil thirsty) allies needed him to go to war at any cost, africans and middle easterners did not send troop to come kill us in order to take away that which he did not deserved and give it to his opponent. Ivorian don't the west to put their guns to use on their land and take their lives for territorial gains. They got liberia, they want ivory coast, they want africa back to the colonial days for its resources. Even if gbagbo did not win, ado should not be allowed a chance because he is not for the land considering the people pushing for him at any cost. If americans knew what bush did since taking the presidency, he won't even come close to the political stage. Leadership needed, not dealership.

    January 6, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  12. 2100

    Im an alien hybrid amongst the people of the U.S. Awaiting the anti-christ at which point we will reveal ourselves to the world ,we will enslave the people of earth and bring in a new one world system – an Alien nation and we will restore the spirtual kingdom of the GODS ! ! !........

    January 6, 2011 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Cesar

    No, you're RuffNutt.

    January 6, 2011 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Obama Jr.

    Obamanation is in full effect republicans dont stand a chance in 2012 and 4 more yrs of looking at miss obama is gonna be great! Damn she fine i wish she was mine

    January 7, 2011 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Rodolfo

    Hope the US stays out of this one, let the British handle something on their own. US citizens tried of paying the bill to keep peace around the world and no one gives anything back to us. http://www.greatvacationspots.net/

    January 8, 2011 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |