President Alassane Ouattara of Ivory Coast has emerged winner of the nation’s presidential poll, in an election boycotted by the opposition.
Ouattara won a controversial third term in office, as he took 94% of the vote, even winning 99% in some of his strongholds.
Turnout was put at almost 54% in a result confirmed by the Constitutional Council.
The Ivorian opposition, on Monday said it was creating a transitional government which would organise a new election.
Main opposition candidates Henri Konan Bédié and Pascal Affi N’Guessan had urged their supporters not to vote.
According to the official results, they got 2% and 1% respectively, while a fourth candidate, Kouadio Konan Bertin, also got 2%.
Opposition figures say it was illegal for Ouattara to stand for a third term, saying it broke rules on term limits.
M N’guessan said, “Maintaining Mr Ouattara as head of state is likely to lead to civil war”, adding that the opposition noted a vacancy of power.