The Ivory Coast government says parliamentary elections will be held on Dec. 11.
The West African nation held the first presidential election in a decade last October and legislative elections were to follow. They were put on hold when former president Laurent Gbagbo refused to accept his loss, plunging the country into a five-month-long crisis.
Gbagbo was forcefully removed from power in April, allowing the nation's democratically elected leader Alassane Ouattara to take over.
Ivory Coast's government confirmed the December parliamentary elections in a statement released Wednesday night.
Gbagbo remains under house arrest. His party _ which ruled the country for 10 years _ has pulled out of the planning process for the upcoming legislative election saying the commission organizing it is unfairly stacked with members of Ouattara's party.