04/22/2013 02:16 GMT
by Christophe Koffi
ABIDJAN, April 22, 2013 (AFP) - Ivorians turned out in low numbers for Sunday's local elections, seen as a test of stability in the west African nation in a poll boycotted by former president Laurent Gbagbo's party.
The UN had appealed for calm after skirmishes during the election campaign, voicing hope that the vote would help put the country on the path to "genuine democracy".
Several sources said the situation was mainly calm, but turnout for the municipal and regional polls had been low.