Ivorian president’s backers tear up poll results amid plea by France

Damana Adia Pickass (R), a supporter of Gbagbo and a member of the electoral commission (CEI), seizes papers with the election results from the hands of CEI spokesman Bamba Yacouba (L-sit) as he was about to read them out at the CEI head office in Abidjan on November 30, 2010. Supporters of Ivory Coast's President Laurent Gbagbo physically prevented electoral officials from announcing the results of the tense presidential vote, an AFP reporter said. AFP PHOTO /

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  • We will fight to the end to ensure that the true results are published, says president’s camp

ABIDJAN, Wednesday

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