Vote counting has began in Cote d'Ivoire after the country cast their parliamentary vote on Sunday. According to authorities, the voting process was carried out smoothly in the wake of scattered incidents in recent months. The ruling coalition is seeking an absolute majority in the face of numerous protests, which was rocked by deadly unrest after the 2010 presidential election that saw Ouattara oust then leader Laurent Gbagbo. The opposition, which boycotted the 2011 legislative election, is hoping to make a return to parliament. Provisional results could start being released but the definitive outcome is not expected to be known until December 21st.