Ivory Coast Holds First Vote Since War as Economy Takes Off

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  • President Alassane Ouattara expected to win in first round
  • Opponents say growth hasn't benefitted poor Ivorians

A presidential campaign rally in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

Photographer: Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images

Ivorians will vote Sunday in a presidential election that will probably extend the term of Alassane Ouattara, who has boosted growth in the world’s top cocoa producer to more than twice Africa’s average.

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