Ivory Coast techies elect new ‘Web Mayor’

Emmanuel Assouan, the newly inaugurated 'web mayor' of Ivory Coast's economic capital, poses in this undated picture in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, made available Sunday May 26, 2013. Five days after Ivorians went to the polls for local elections in late April, Abidjan's budding network of bloggers, strategists, designers and Web entrepreneurs organized a separate vote for 'Web Mayor.' From a crowded field of 12 candidates, the city's active community of self-described internet geeks selected Assouan, a 22-year-old who still lives with his parents.(AP Photo/Robbie Corey-Boulet)ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — A 22-year-old who lives with his parents is the new mayor of Ivory Coast's largest city, at least according to the West African nation's active community of self-described Internet geeks.

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