Ivory Coast's president says he will run again in October elections that many hope will be peaceful, unlike the 2010 ballot.

Alassane Ouattara submitted his candidacy on Wednesday for the Oct. 25 poll. He said he wants a calm election with results accepted by all.

Ivory Coast fell into crisis in 2010 after former President Laurent Gbagbo refused to accept defeat to Ouattara. Post-election violence killed more than 3,000 people.

Ivory Coast has seen a rapid revival of its economy, roads and hospitals under Ouattara, who is favored in the upcoming election.

Former President Henri Konan Bedie, who finished third in the first round of the 2010 vote and then lent his support to Ouattara, has asked his party to back Ouattara for another term. Gbagbo's party is divided.