Ivorian Workers' Party

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Ivorian Party of Workers
Parti ivoirien des travailleurs
Leader Joseph Séka Séka
Founded April 8, 1990 (1990-04-08)
Ideology Democratic socialism, social democracy
Political position Centre-left
International affiliation None
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.[1]

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;[2][3] he won 3.52% of the votes. In the October 2000 presidential election, Wodié placed third with 5.7% of the votes.[3]

In the parliamentary election held on 10 December 2000 and 14 January 2001, the party won 4 out of 225 seats in the National Assembly of Ivory Coast.[3]

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.[4]


  1. ^ History page at PIT website (French).
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ a b c Elections in Côte d'Ivoire, African Elections Database.
  4. ^ Abidjan.net Joseph Séka Séka élu nouveau président du Parti ivoirien des travailleurs

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