Early results from Ivory Coast election show Ouattara ahead

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Posted: Oct 27, 2015 4:27 PM

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Initial results from Ivory Coast's weekend election showed incumbent President Alassane Ouattara with a commanding lead over his rivals, according to figures released by the elections commission on Tuesday.

Ouattara won 85 percent of votes in Loh-Djiboua, the first of the West African nation's 31 regions to be announced by the commission on state television.

(The story was refiled to correct typo in region's name in the second paragraph)

(Reporting by Joe Bavier and Loucoumane Coulibaly; Editing by Emma Farge)