Ivorian Workers' Party
Ivorian Party of Workers
Parti ivoirien des travailleurs
|Leader||Joseph Séka Séka|
|Founded||April 8, 1990|
|Ideology||Democratic socialism, social democracy|
|Colours||Purple, pink, white, blue|
The Ivorian Party of Workers (French: Parti ivoirien des travailleurs) is a centre-left, democratic socialist and social democratic, political party in Ivory Coast. It is led by Francis Wodié and was founded on April 8, 1990.
The PIT ran Wodié as its candidate in both the 1995 and 2000 presidential elections. He was the only candidate standing against President Henri Konan Bédié in the October 1995 presidential election, which was boycotted by other opposition parties; he won 3.52% of the votes. In the October 2000 presidential election, Wodié placed third with 5.7% of the votes.
Wodié led the party as its First National Secretary from the time of its Constitutive Congress until the party's 3rd Ordinary Congress in August 2004, when he was elected as President of the PIT. Since 2015, the current leader is Joseph Séka Séka.
- History page at PIT website (French).
- Robert J. Mundt, "Côte d'Ivoire: Continuity and Change in a Semi-Democracy", Political Reform in Francophone Africa (1997), ed. Clark and Gardinier, page 197.
- Elections in Côte d'Ivoire, African Elections Database.
- Abidjan.net Joseph Séka Séka élu nouveau président du Parti ivoirien des travailleurs
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