Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara© afrol News/Gouv. de Côte d'Ivoire
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Ouattara now formally Ivorian President
The Ivorian President took the oath on the country's constitution one day after the Constitutional Court of Côte d'Ivoire made a formal statement, confirming Mr Ouattara as the legally elected President of the country.
While fighting in Côte d'Ivoire has mostly ceased and international investors are heading towards the country, the Ouattara government nevertheless faces great challenges to reconcile the split Ivorian people.
The split is best described by the continued house arrest of ex-President Gbagbo as the Ouattara government is preparing possible charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity against him and Ivorian army commanders.
At the same time, President Ouattara himself is facing increased criticism for possible war crimes committed by troops fighting on his side, with claims of both massacres and mass rape. Mr Ouattara has promised serious investigations into these claims.
But as the reconciliation and judiciary process after the Ivorian violence only is in its beginnings, Friday's oath-taking ceremony by President Ouattara formally ends the post-election chaos in Côte d'Ivoire.
By staff writer
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