List of heads of state of Ivory Coast

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President of the
Republic of Ivory Coast
Coat of arms of Ivory Coast.svg
Alassane Ouattara UNESCO 09-2011.jpg
Alassane Ouattara

since 4 December 2010
Term length 5 years
Inaugural holder Félix Houphouët-Boigny
Formation 3 November 1960
Coat of arms of Ivory Coast.svg
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Recent history

The following is a list of heads of state of Ivory Coast, since the country gained independence from France in 1960.

Presidents of Ivory Coast (1960–present)[edit]

(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)

Tenure Portrait Incumbent Affiliation Notes
Republic of Ivory Coast (République de Côte d'Ivoire)
7 August 1960 to 3 November 1960 Houphouet-Boigny.jpg Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Head of State PDCI
3 November 1960 to 12 October 1985 Félix Houphouët-Boigny, President
Republic of Ivory Coast (République de Côte d'Ivoire)
12 October 1985 to 7 December 1993 Houphouet-Boigny.jpg Félix Houphouët-Boigny, President PDCI Died in office
7 December 1993 to 24 December 1999 Henri Konan Bédié.gif Henri Konan Bédié, President PDCI Deposed in a coup d'état
24 December 1999 to 4 January 2000 Robert Guéï, President of the National Public Salvation Committee Mil
4 January 2000 to 26 October 2000 Robert Guéï, President
26 October 2000 to 11 April 2011 Gbagboci.jpg Laurent Gbagbo, President FPI Co-claimant from 4 December 2010 to 11 April 2011; Deposed in the Second Ivorian Civil War
4 December 2010 to Present Alassane Ouattara UNESCO 09-2011.jpg Alassane Ouattara, President RDR Co-claimant from 4 December 2010 to 11 April 2011


FN Forces Nouvelles
     (New Forces)  
FPI Front Populaire Ivorien
     (Ivorian Popular Front)  
MPCI Mouvement Patriotique de la Côte d'Ivoire
     (Patriotic Movement of Côte d'Ivoire)   
PDCI Parti Démocratique de Côte d'Ivoire-Rassemblement Démocratique Africain
     (Democratic Party of Ivory Coast-African Democratic Rally)   
RDR Rassemblement des Républicains
     (Rally of the Republicans)   
Mil Military  
n-p non-partisan  

Latest election[edit]

e • d Summary of the 31 October and 28 November 2010 Ivorian presidential election results
Candidates Parties 1st round 2nd round
Votes % Votes %
Laurent Gbagbo Ivorian People's Front 1,756,504 38.04 2,054,537 (CC) 2,107,055 (IEC) 51.45 (CC) 45.9 (IEC)
Alassane Ouattara Rally of the Republicans 1,481,091 32.07 1,938,672 (CC) 2,483,164 (IEC) 48.55 (CC) 54.1 (IEC)
Henri Konan Bédié Democratic Party of Côte d'Ivoire – African Democratic Rally 1,165,532 25.24  
Albert Mabri Union for Democracy and Peace in Côte d'Ivoire 118,671 2.27
Konan Gnamien Union for Côte d'Ivoire 17,171 0.37
Francis Wodié Ivorian Workers' Party 13,406 0.29
Siméon Konan 12,357 0.27
Jacqueline Lohoues 12,273 0.27
Pascal Tagoua 11,674 0.25
Innocent Anaky Movement of the Forces of the Future 10,663 0.23
Adama Dolo 5,972 0.13
N'Douba Enoh Aka 5,311 0.12
Félix Akoto Yao 4,773 0.10
Henri Tohou Socialist Union of the People 2,423 0.05
Total (turnout 83.73%, 71.28% (CC)/81.12% (IEC)) 4,617,821 100.00 3,993,209 (CC) 4,590,219 (IEC) 100.00
Source: CEI, (CC), (IEC)

See also[edit]