Ivory Coast Counts Vote After Boycotted Local Polls

Election officials in Ivory Coast are counting ballots after local elections Sunday that were boycotted by the party of former president Laurent Gbagbo.

A spokesman for the country’s Independent Electoral Commission said turnout was about 30 percent of the 5.7 million eligible voters.

Almost 700 candidates ran for municipal seats, with an additional 84 on the ballot for regional positions.

The elections are the first in Ivory Coast in more than a decade, and the first time the …