Elections in Ivory Coast

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Elections in Ivory Coast gives information on election and election results in Ivory Coast.

Ivory Coast elects on national level a head of state - the president - and a legislature. The president is elected for a five-year term by the people. The National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) has 225 members, elected for a five-year term in single-seat constituencies. Ivory Coast is a one party dominant state with the Ivorian People's Front in power. Opposition parties are allowed, but are widely considered to have no real chance of gaining power. Following a peace deal between the government and former rebels in March 2007, the next elections were planned for early 2008. These elections however, were postponed to November 2009 first, and then to early 2010.

Latest elections[edit]

Parliamentary election 2011[edit]

e • d Summary of the 11 December 2011 Ivorian National Assembly election results
Parties Votes % Seats
Rally of the Republicans (Rassemblement des Républicains) 820,468 42.1 127
Democratic Party of Côte d'Ivoire – African Democratic Rally (Parti Démocratique de la Côte d'Ivoire – Rassemblement Démocratique Africain) 556,223 28.6 76
Union for Democracy and Peace in Côte d'Ivoire (Union pour la Democratie et la Paix en Côte d'Ivoire) 60,095 3.1 7
Rally of Houphouetists for Democracy and Peace (Rassemblement des Houphouetistes pour la Démocratie et la Paix) 32,041 1.7 4
Movement of the Forces of the Future (Mouvement des Forces de l'Avenir) 478,401 24.6 3
Union for Côte d'Ivoire (Union pour la Côte d'Ivoire) 1
Independents 35
Total (turnout 35.9%) 1,947,228 100.0 255
Source: abidjan.net, Adam Carr's Election Archive

The Ivorian Popular Front boycotted the election.[1]

Following court challenges to the election of 66 of the MPs, 11 results were declared invalid (five of those were won by the RDR, four by independents, one by the UDPCI).[2] By-elections will be held for those seats, as well as for the vacant seat of Logoualé (where the election was postponed due to the death of a candidate).[3]

Presidential election 2010[edit]

e • d Summary of the 31 October and 28 November 2010 Ivorian presidential election results
Candidates Parties 1st round 2nd round
Votes % Votes %
Laurent Gbagbo Ivorian People's Front 1,756,504 38.04 2,054,537 (CC) 2,107,055 (IEC) 51.45 (CC) 45.9 (IEC)
Alassane Ouattara Rally of the Republicans 1,481,091 32.07 1,938,672 (CC) 2,483,164 (IEC) 48.55 (CC) 54.1 (IEC)
Henri Konan Bédié Democratic Party of Côte d'Ivoire – African Democratic Rally 1,165,532 25.24  
Albert Mabri Union for Democracy and Peace in Côte d'Ivoire 118,671 2.27
Konan Gnamien Union for Côte d'Ivoire 17,171 0.37
Francis Wodié Ivorian Workers' Party 13,406 0.29
Siméon Konan 12,357 0.27
Jacqueline Lohoues 12,273 0.27
Pascal Tagoua 11,674 0.25
Innocent Anaky Movement of the Forces of the Future 10,663 0.23
Adama Dolo 5,972 0.13
N'Douba Enoh Aka 5,311 0.12
Félix Akoto Yao 4,773 0.10
Henri Tohou Socialist Union of the People 2,423 0.05
Total (turnout 83.73%, 71.28% (CC)/81.12% (IEC)) 4,617,821 100.00 3,993,209 (CC) 4,590,219 (IEC) 100.00
Source: CEI, abidjan.net (CC), abidjan.net (IEC)

Past elections[edit]

e • d Summary of the 10 December 2000 and 14 January 2001 National Assembly of Côte d'Ivoire election results
Parties Votes % Seats
Ivorian Popular Front (Front populaire ivoirien) . 96
Democratic Party of Côte d'Ivoire (Parti démocratique de la Côte d'Ivoire) . 94
Rally of the Republicans (Rassemblement des républicains) boycott 5
Ivorian Workers' Party (Parti ivoirien des travailleurs) . 4
Union of Democrats of Côte d'Ivoire (Union des Démocrates de Côte d'Ivoire) . 1
Movement of Future Forces (Mouvement des Forces de l'Avenir) . 1
Non-partisans . 22
Vacant . 2
Total (turnout 33.1%) 1,547,798   225
Source: CNE. These elections were boycotted by the Rally of the Republicans (Rassemblement des républicains)

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