Ivory Coast’s opposition has said it will call off its anti-government protests after one of its members was named as president of the newly formed electoral commission, according to a spokesman for the movement. At least seven people have been killed during violent demonstration against the decision of Laurent Gbagbo, the Ivory Coast president, to dissolve the government and the election commission on Feb. 12. “We will meet with the RDHP and PIT [opposition parties] to announce word of ending the demonstrations,” Alphonse Djedje Mady, a spokesman for the opposition groups, told the Reuters news agency on Friday. It was not immediately clear when the meeting would take place or the official announcement be made. (Al Jazeera)

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