Côte d’Ivoire remains locked in a precarious political standoff, with incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo refusing to cede office to political rival Alassane Ouattara, despite preponderant evidence that the latter won the November 28 presidential runoff election. The election of parliamentary candidates is a chance for the opposition to regain power, with … <<< Return to the Historical Archive page of parliamentary election results for COTE D' IVOIRE <<< Chamber: Assemblée nationale: Dates of elections / renewal (from/to): 25 November 1990: Purpose of elections: Elections were held for all the seats in Parliament on … The United States remains committed to supporting free, transparent, and inclusive elections in Côte d’Ivoire. It was an European colony – a French colony. Ouattara won 94.27% of the vote in the 31 October polls. The Republic of Côte d'Ivoire is a country in West Africa, bordered by Liberia, Guinea, Mali, Ghana and Burkina Faso. For the former party in power the Democratic Party of Côte d'Ivoire (PDCI) split by the coup d'état of December 1999 and by the ten months of transition it was the first stage on the road back to power. Cote d'Ivoire President Alassane Ouattara's party has won a majority in legislative elections, winning 137 of 254 seats, official results show. 2020-11-13. Alassane Ouattara, President of Côte d’Ivoire's President and candidate for the upcoming election, delivers a speech during a campaign rally in the Attecoube district of Abidjan on Oct.11, 2015. Five countries will hold elections: Guinea, Cote d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Ghana and Niger. allafrica.com • 20h. For the People's Front of Côte d'Ivoire (FPI) of President Gbagbo the primary objective was to show that it was not a minority party as some were claiming. READ MORE Côte d’Ivoire: Where is civil society ahead of the presidential election?. The country got its independence on 7 th August 1960. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, UNOWAS, in close coordination with its regional partners, ECOWAS and the AU, have been mobilized through joint missions to prevent potential crises and conflicts. Cote d’Ivoire heads to the polls today in a parliamentary election. Over recent years, Côte d'Ivoire has faced a wave of protests related to the presidential elections. Kuibiert-Coulibaly Ibrahime, head of the electoral commission, announced the results on Tuesday. This situation threatens the democratic advances consolidated by the country over the past decade. Dialogue is no easy answer for Côte d’Ivoire . Ivory Coast 2010 Presidential elections results by the hour by region. Presidential election in Côte d'Ivoire: political showdown pending results. Tense atmosphere in Côte d'Ivoire where the results of the presidential election this Saturday must now be promulgated. Cote d'Ivoire is waiting for official results in Saturday's legislative election, with both the opposition and ruling party claiming victory. Till 1993, the ruler was Félix Houphouët-Boigny and maintained close political and economic association with its West African neighbours as also with the rest of the World. Situation analysis. At least two monitors from the independent election group Indigo Côte d'Ivoire were attacked, the Washington Post reports. What’s more, we can’t condemn Ouattara for violating the law and then do the same ourselves. You are reading This Week @UN , highlighting the most important news on the world body. Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the presidential elections in Côte d’Ivoire on 31 October 2020 Go to content We use cookies in order to ensure that you can get the best browsing experience possible on the Council website. An electoral officer counts the votes in an office in Abidjan, October 31, 2020. Free, open, transparent, and democratic elections were a central component of the 2007 Ouagadougou Political Agreement, established between the government of Côte d'Ivoire and rebels known as the Forces Nouvelles, which controlled the country's north. Côte d'Ivoire – Legislative Election Results 2017-01-01 00:00:00 21248 – Africa Research Bulletin Internal Developments elections, he would have watched the The election postponement came the day C^ote d’Ivoire – Legislative Election results with keen interest, comments RFI. Grand-Bassam marketplace set ablaze after the regional and municipal elections of 13 October. Text by: RFI Follow . President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo left Accra on Tuesday for Cote D’ivoire to attend the funeral of the late Hamed Bakayoko, Prime Minister of Cote d’Ivoire. As Ivorian voters await the final results of last Saturday’s regional and municipal elections, post-election tension erupted in parts of the country Monday, resulting in deaths and causing many to fear the worst. Côte d'Ivoire has been plunged into turmoil following incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo’s refusal to concede defeat in the 28 November 2010 second round of elections to his opponent, former Prime Minister Alassane Ouattara. 5 mins. The historic elections upcoming are opportunities for Côte d’Ivoire to continue on its peaceful path towards prosperity. The day after Sunday’s vote, they had denounced “a sham election”. Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara has provisionally won a third term in office with 94.27 percent of the vote in an election that sparked deadly violence and was boycotted by opposition voters. There is tension in Cote D’Ivoire, one of Africa’s major French-speaking countries, where another commotion in the making once again, some 10 years after quenching a major political crisis that claimed the tenure of former President, Laurent Gbabo. Description of the disaster. Elections en Côte d'Ivoire : Les résultats préliminaires arrivent. Elections of members of the House of ... Malawians were called again to the polls for a re-run of the presidential election after the courts invalidated the results of ... Côte d'Ivoire: “We feel it’s too early to form a transitional government because the current environment doesn’t lend itself to it. Post-election crisis . The mission expressed serious concerns about restrictions on civil liberties, freedom of expression, and the right to vote and be elected, which run counter to Côte d'Ivoire's regional and international commitments to democratic elections. It is up to the Ivoirian people to decide the future and leadership of their country. Côte d'Ivoire's long-delayed elections were a key element in resolving the political crisis that had kept the country divided since 2002. However, to some relief, election-related violence was perhaps not as … The credibility of the vote — and legitimacy of Ouattara's third term — is therefore at risk, as had been feared before the election amid rising tensions (see Cote d'Ivoire: Tensions mounting ahead of crucial election, dated 9 October). Elections are one of the main means for citizens to participate in decision-making that affects On 9 November, the Constitutional Council of Côte d’Ivoire confirmed the first-round re-election of President Alassane Ouattara for a third term. Mesdames et Messieurs, Cher(e)s Internautes, Nous vous savons légitimement très nombreux à vous intéresser à la vie de notre Institution, à son fonctionnement quotidien, à ses missions et surtout aux activités qui encadrent chacune des élections que nous organisons. BY USMAN MAMA. The United States still awaits final presidential election results; one of the United Nations’ smallest countries leads the Security Council; and presidential election violence in Côte d’Ivoire. A. AP Photo / Diomande Ble Blonde . But Laurent Gbagbo’s Ivorian Popular Front (FPI) party opposed the idea. The renewed tension is coming out of fears that the country is headed the same way […] Africa in the news: Unrest in Ethiopia, contentious elections results in Tanzania and Côte d’Ivoire, and a new UK-Kenya trade deal Payce Madden Saturday, November 7, 2020 Africa in Focus