Ivorian presidential election, 2000

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Ivorian presidential election, 2000
Ivory Coast
1995 ←
22 October
→ 2010

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Nominee Laurent Gbagbo Robert Guéï
Party FPI Independent
Popular vote 1,065,597 587,267
Percentage 59.36% 32.72%

President before election

Robert Guéï
Independent

Elected President

Laurent Gbagbo
FPI

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Recent history

A presidential election was held in Côte d'Ivoire on 22 October 2000. Robert Guéï, who headed a transitional military regime following the December 1999 coup d'état, stood as a candidate in the election. All of the major opposition candidates except for Laurent Gbagbo of the Ivorian Popular Front (FPI) were barred from standing. The Rally of the Republicans (RDR) and Democratic Party of Côte d'Ivoire-African Democratic Rally (PDCI-RCA) boycotted the election in response to the exclusion of their candidates (respectively, Alassane Ouattara and Emile Constant Bombet) by the Supreme Court.

Following the election, street protests in favor of Gbagbo, who claimed to have won a majority, ousted Guéï, and Gbagbo was sworn in as President.

Results[edit]

e • d Summary of the 22 October 2000 presidential election results
Candidate-Party Votes %
Laurent Gbagbo-Ivorian Popular Front (Front populaire ivoirien) 1,065,597 59.4%
Robert Guéï 587,267 32.7%
Francis Wodié-Ivorian Workers' Party (Parti ivoirien des travailleurs) 102,253 5.7%
Théodore Mel-Union of Democrats of Côte d'Ivoire (Union des Démocrates de Côte d'Ivoire) 26,331 1.5%
Nicolas Dioulou 13,558 0.8%
Total 1,795,006  
Source: African Elections Database

Further reading[edit]

  • Ayangafac, Chrysantus (2009). "The Politics of Post-Conflict Elections in Côte d'Ivoire". In Besada, Hany. From Civil Strife to Peace Building. Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier University Press. pp. 33–51. ISBN 978-1-55458-052-1.