Template talk:Politics of Ivory Coast

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"In dispute"[edit]

Is it correct to say "in dispute" under President and Prime Minister in the infobox? Yes, it is legally disputed, but I think Wikipedia should simply state the facts on the ground, and right now Gbagbo is the one who controls the capital and the largest city. It is not, in fact, clear that Ouattara is effectively wielding any authority outside of the Golf Hotel. Everyking (talk) 18:50, 28 December 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia should retain a neutral point of view and not take sides, so is biased to name either Gbagbo or Ouattara as president. Until the situation stabilises, we should say that the presidency (and prime ministership) is disputed, either simply as "in dispute" or "in dispute between Laurent Gbagbo and Alassane Ouattara". Bazonka (talk) 10:32, 29 December 2010 (UTC)
It is a misunderstanding of NPOV to think that Wikipedia should not report the existing reality because the legality of it is disputed. Everyking (talk) 11:31, 29 December 2010 (UTC)
Of course we can say what the de facto situation is, as long as we do not imply that it is indisputably the de jure situation. Bazonka (talk) 13:01, 29 December 2010 (UTC)