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US News Côte d'Ivoire: Ouattara in the process of being reelected, the opposition contests

23:05  02 november  2020
23:05  02 november  2020 Source:   pressfrom.com

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But the opposition was quick to cry foul, declaring that Ouattara ’s decision contravenes Article 183 of the new Ivorian constitution which does not allow for three "We expected better from a head of state such as Alassane Ouattara . By standing as candidate, he is violating the Constitution of Côte d ’ Ivoire .

Côte d ' Ivoire : Conduct election in 'a peaceful manner' – UN chief. A boy pushes a hand cart past a barricade that was set on a street after protests, earlier this year, against the decision of President Alassane Ouattara 's to run for a third term in Bonoua, in the outskirts of Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Friday

COTE-D-IVOIRE-ELECTION: Côte d'Ivoire: Ouattara in the process of being reelected, the opposition contests

CÔTE D'IVOIRE: OUATTARA EN PASSÉ D'ÊTRE RÉÉLU, L'OPPOSITION CONTESTE © Reuters / LUC GNAGO CÔTE D'IVOIRE: OUATTARA ON THE PAST OF BEING RE-ELECTED, THE OPPOSITION CHALLENGES

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Alassane Ouattara should be widely re-elected for a third term at the head of the Ivorian state at the end of a presidential election boycotted by the opposition.

The outgoing president has been declared the winner in all the constituencies where the result has so far been announced, after counting more than 90% of the ballots. The electoral commission has so far released a third of the results and is expected to announce more on Monday evening.

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 Ivorian Presidential: those who will vote and those who will not © AP Photo / Sunday Alamba D-2 before the Ivorian presidential election 2020. 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.

At least two people were killed in clashes during Cote d ' Ivoire 's presidential election on Saturday which was marked by a boycott and a call for civil disobedience by the Opposition leader Guillaume Soro mentioned on his Twitter account that he no longer recognises Ouattara as President of the Republic

HE Alassane Ouattara -- Côte d ' Ivoire 's Contribution to Stability and Prosperity in West Africa. Опубликовано: 30 июл. 2012 г. Alassane Ouattara on his country's role in West Africa. Chair: Dr Robin Niblett.

His main opponents, former President Henri Konan Bédié and former Prime Minister Pascal Affi N'Guessan, had called on their supporters to abandon the ballot box and dispute the legitimacy of this third term. According to their respective parties, entire regions of the country did not vote.

While the number of consecutive presidential terms has so far been limited to two, the Head of State believes that the new Constitution adopted in 2016 allowed him to stand as a candidate for a third term, which his opponents dispute.

In 2010, the announcement of Alassane Ouattara's victory, rejected by outgoing President Laurent Gbagbo, triggered a civil war lasting several months. Ouattara had come to power after the victory of his forces in 2011. The conflict had left some 3,000 dead.

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 Presidential in Côte d'Ivoire: inhabitants of Abidjan leave the city © Issouf SANOGO A resident in the street in Abidjan, October 16, 2020 "I do not want to relive what 'we lived in 2010 ": Véronique Yao, trader in Abidjan, decided to flee the Ivorian capital with her young son, fearing deadly violence during the presidential election on Saturday. © Evelyne AKA IMAGES Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara arrives at his last meeting before the election on Saturday.

Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara (R) angered the opposition with his bid for a third term. Pre-election violence that killed at least 30 and the opposition protest have stoked fears of a repeat "The popular will was expressed and all the opposition did for months was defend the idea of not holding

Following elections in Cote d ’ Ivoire in October 2010, both President Laurent Gbagbo and opposition candidate, Alassane Ouattara , claimed victory. ABDIJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, Sep 26 (IPS) - In the middle of downtown Abidjan, Côte d ' Ivoire , the aisles of a thriving supermarket are full of customers.


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The Carter Foundation, which oversaw the election on Saturday, estimated that the political and security conditions did not allow the organization of a credible election.

"The electoral process excluded a large number of Ivorian political forces and was boycotted by part of the population in a volatile security environment," the foundation said in a statement.

Abidjan, the economic capital of the country, was calm during the election and in the days following the poll.

Violence broke out in other parts of the country, however, killing at least five people.

Under Ouattara, Côte d'Ivoire rebuilt its economy through investments in agriculture and infrastructure. The gross domestic product growth rate averaged over 8% under his two terms, before the coronavirus pandemic.

Its detractors reproach it, however, for having done nothing to eradicate poverty and for having ignored the persistence of ethnic and religious animosities which had caused the partition of the country in 2002 then the war of 2010-2011.

(Aaron Ross, Ange Aboa, Loucoumane Coulibaly, French version Jean-Stéphane Brosse)

Ivory Coast. Ouattara's re-election to a validated third term, six dead in disturbances .
© ISSOUF SANOGO / AFP Alassane Ouattara in Abidjan, October 28. The Constitutional Council of Côte d'Ivoire has validated the re-election of President Alassane Ouattara to a controversial third term. Several people died in violence in the center of the country on Monday, November 9.

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