Ouattara's supporters to go on Strike

Reuters, Monday 27 Dec 2010

Ouattara's supporters have decided to try the civil disobedience option to force Gbagbo to step down

Ivory Coast presidential claimant Alassane Ouattara has called for a general strike from Monday until the incumbent, Laurent Gbagbo, relinquishes power.

The world's top cocoa producer has been stuck in a political impasse over the results of a presidential election, which was intended to heal the scars of a 2002-03 war but has instead triggered a violent standoff between Gbagbo and Ouattara.

"I can confirm that we have called for a general strike across the nation from tomorrow," Ouattara's spokesman

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