Ivory Coast Gbago Arrested After an attack on Gbagbo's residence in Abidjan the country's commercial capital, by French forces earlier Monday troops loyal to Ouattara went in and seized Gbagbo French and Ivorian officials Initial reports indicated that French troops had captured Gbagbo (pronounced Bagbo) and turned him over to Ouattara's forces But Ouattara's UN envoy subsequently told reporters that the arrest had been carried out by forces loyal to the president-elect. Gbagbo is arrested Gbagbo refused to formally cede power to Ouattara, according to news services. Ouattara, 69, an economist with advanced degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, won 54 percent of the vote in an election in November, according to the country's official election commission. But Gbagbo maneuvered to have votes from some pro-Ouattara areas nullified and claimed victory with 51 percent of the remaining vote Both men took oaths of office, but the international community largely recognized Ouattara as the legitimate new president. Gbagbo refused, however, to leave office.
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