Cote d’Ivoire: Opposition Request Ballot Delay

Cote d’Ivoire: Opposition Request Ballot Delay

ABIDJAN, 17 January 2021 – The main opposition parites in Cote d’Ivoire have called on the country’s electoral commission to delay legislative elections initially scheduled for March 6. The parties say they would like more time to prepare for the election. Some of the...
Cote d’Ivoire: Destabilization Plot Foiled

Cote d’Ivoire: Destabilization Plot Foiled

ABIDJAN, 31 December 2020 – Several gendarme officers have been arrested in Cote d’Ivoire in what authorities alleged is a plot to destabilize the West African country. The nature of the plot and the exact number of gendarme officers arrested was not disclosed...
Cote d’Ivoire: First Round of Presidential Ballot

Cote d’Ivoire: First Round of Presidential Ballot

ABIDJAN, 30 October 2020 – Votes were cast Saturday in the first round of presidential elections in Cote d’Ivoire. The main candidates are incumbent President Alassane Ouattara and main opposition candidates, Pascal Affi N’Guessan and Henri Konan Bedie. Other...
Cote d’Ivoire: Presidential Ballot Marred by Fear

Cote d’Ivoire: Presidential Ballot Marred by Fear

ABIDJAN, 2 November 2020 – Violence, intimidation and electoral malpractice marred the first round of Cote d’Ivoire’s presidential election last Saturday. “The context that prevailed on election day… shows that a large segment of the Ivorian population did not...
Cote d’Ivoire: Presidential Ballot Marred by Fear

Cote d’Ivoire: Alassane Ouattara Wins Reelection

ABIDJAN, 3 November 2020 – Cote d’Ivoire’s outgoing president, Alassane Ouattara, has won a third term in office in a presidential ballot marred by an opposition boycott, acts of intimidation and violence. Ouattara garnered 94 percent of the vote, according to...
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