A woman casts her vote on December 11, 2011 in parliamentary elections at a polling station in the northern Ivorian city of Bouake. The poll is boycotted by the party of former strongman Laurent Gbagbo, who is awaiting trial in The Hague for crimes against humanity. With Gbagbo sitting in an International Criminal Court (ICC) cell, the coalition backing President Alassane Ouattara is widely expected to gain a majority of the 255 seats in the new assembly.
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