Ivorian presidential election, 2000

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Ivorian presidential election, 2000
Ivory Coast
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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

Elected President

Laurent Gbagbo

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A presidential election was held in Ivory Coast 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.

Guéï initially claimed to have won the presidency in a single round. However, it soon emerged that Gbagbo had actually won 59 percent of the vote--enough to win in a single round. When Guéï continued to insist he had won, a wave of protests drove him from power, and Gbagbo was sworn in as President.


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 Dioulo 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.