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US News Ivorian Presidential: those who will vote and those who will not

06:15  29 october  2020
06:15  29 october  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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Presidential elections will be held in Ivory Coast on 31 October 2020. The President of Ivory Coast will be elected for a five-year term using the two-round system.

who said that the preparations for elections would be incomplete at such an early stage.[15]. Although no leading political figures had yet expressed that view, in March Gbagbo referred to the importance of considering actual conditions and said that it would not mean "death" if the election

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D-2 before the presidential election in Ivory Coast. A poll that the opposition promises to prevent to block Alassane Ouattara's candidacy for a third term. Since August, the climate has become considerably tense. Political violence has left more than 30 people dead in three months. The outgoing president has rallied all the opposition against him. And the mediations have not worked so far. In this context, if several families have chosen not to go to the polls, either by boycott or for fear of reprisals, others will indeed go and vote for their candidate.

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spokesperson, who said that such actions were "illegal, illegitimate and unacceptable."[55] UN Early on 5 April 2011, Ouattara forces announced that they had captured the presidential palace However, Paris-based adviser Toussaint Alain to Gbagbo said that Gbagbo would not surrender Ivorian officials have blamed deadly attacks launched from Liberia that targeted Ivorian border towns

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Installed in front of their television on, in a building in the commune of Yopougon , this couple - she administrative agent, and him teacher - is determined to go vote this Saturday. Out of civic duty, they insist. The newlyweds just hope that the activists and supporters of the opposition parties will not stand in their way: “Where I vote, it is the pro-Gbagbo. It's in their stronghold, sort of. But I hope that everything will go perfectly, ”she explains. Her husband adds: “When you say active boycott, that means you stay at home, you don't vote. But we must not prevent citizens who want to vote from going to vote. There, it fits into another framework ... "

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That is the virulent conspiracy theory rapidly which claims a cabal of Democrats and billionaires is running a pedophile and But the WHO ’s chief scientist, Soumya Swaminathan, said that while one or two trials may report data by the end of the “I’m waiting until I know my vote will be safe and secure.”

The spouses regret that this election, which was to mark the first democratic and above all peaceful alternation of the country, awakens the old demons to which Ivorians are sadly used. But the boycott of opposition candidates doesn't matter to them: “There are candidates who have withdrawn. We decided to go to reconciliation, so we go to the end. "" In an election, even if you fight, there is the majority. It is in the ballot box that the people decide. If the opposition feels that there is a majority, it must go to the elections to have the decision of the people. For me, that's democracy.

The bride and groom have all the same stored some provisions, a reflex born of past crises. But they remain confident that a peaceful ballot will be held.

Those who do not vote: "The election is won in advance"

But some families have decided to follow the opposition's watchword and not to go to the polls on Saturday October 31st. In a noisy alley of daily business, as there are a thousand in this popular district of Port-Bouët, reside Francis and his wife. Behind a cast iron door: a tiled courtyard sheltered by a jail roof and a well around which their seven grandchildren spin.

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The 60-year-old patriarch grabs a plastic chair and explains why he refuses to participate in what he sees as an electoral masquerade. "I think it's an election that has been won in advance, we are already told of a knockout", for which he blames Alassane Ouattara. "I am depraved at first, I am dejected. "

Indignant at the choice of the Constitutional Council which invalidated several candidatures, he said he wanted to follow the call for a boycott by the opposition. “The candidate who could liberate my nation was not selected. That is why I will not vote. However, he refuses to disrupt the voting day and urges his relatives to do the same. "When you don't want to vote, you don't have to go out and fuss, get revenge, it's not worth it. You have to stay at home, and that's better. "

As the father of a family, the jade-green-eyed man shares his wife's concern about inviting him to join him, not to mention celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary. On the eve of the election, she is afraid for her family. “There are too many tensions. It is rumored a lot that there will be problems. We don't know how it's going to turn out, that's what scares me.

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Less interested in political bickering, this mother is rather outraged by the fact that her last three children, all high school graduates, cannot find work. She too will refuse to participate in this ballot.

Return on a strange campaign

How to explain these positions so dichotomous? This strange campaign begins in earnest on August 6, , when Alassane Ouattara announces he is running for a third term. The announcement immediately sparked an outcry from the opposition. The first sporadic demonstrations break out, often punctuated by deadly violence. The opposition is raising its voice but submitting candidatures for the CEI.

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Second stage, September 14. The Constitutional Council rejects 40 candidatures out of 44, including those of Laurent Gbagbo and Guillaume Soro. It only retains that of the candidate president, Henri Konan Bédié, Pascal Affi N’Guessan and KKB.

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The climate is becoming more strained. This time, the opposition parties are federating, whether their candidate is selected or not. They call for civil disobedience against the Ouattara candidacy, against the Constitutional Council and the Electoral Commission. The call does not immediately pick up on the street. Opposite, the RHDP candidate turns a deaf ear and campaigns, floods the streets with posters, multiplies the trips. To clarify its strategy, the opposition calls for an "active boycott" of the electoral process, thus reigniting the protest in the streets. Dams are multiplying. The violence is escalating. Political violence which often takes a community turn as in Dabou where 16 people are killed.

"There will be no election on October 31," insists the opposition, demanding a transition. Neither postponement nor transition, retorts the Ivorian president who affirms that whatever happens the poll will be held on the scheduled date. International mediations fail. 48 hours before the ballot, the positions are frozen.

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