Côte d'Ivoire: President Ouattara re-elected for a third mandate
President Alassane Ouattara re-elected with 94.27% of the vote
According to the results proclaimed by the Independent Electoral Commission on Tuesday morning, Alassane Ouattara obtained 94.27% of the votes.
After proclaiming the results department by department for more than two days, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) announced Tuesday morning at dawn the full results of the presidential election of Saturday, October 31. Alassane Ouattara, 78, is the winner with 94.27% of the vote.
Pascal Affi N'Guessan and Henri Konan Bédié, who boycotted the election but had not formally withdrawn their candidacy, are credited with 0.99% and 1.66% respectively. Kouadio Konan Bertin gets 1.99%, according to these official figures.
"Is therefore elected President of the Republic Mr. Alassane Ouattara," said the President of the CIS, Ibrahime Coulibaly-Kuibiert, after reading the scores.
The participation rate stands at 53.90%, while Saturday's election was marred by incidents and violence. The IEC now has three days to transmit these results to the Constitutional Council, which has seven days to validate them.
The night of waiting was also a night of tension. According to the executive secretary of the Democratic Party of Côte d'Ivoire (PDCI), Maurice Kakou Guikahué, detonations were briefly heard in the late evening near the residences of various opposition leaders: Henri Konan Bédié, Pascal Affi N'Guessan, Albert Toikeusse Mabri, Assoa Adou. According to what the opponents we were able to reach said that they were either grenades detonating or firing in bursts.
Assoa Adou, the secretary general of the Ivorian Popular Front (FPI), speaks of two police pick-ups that would have passed by at that time accompanied by a truck of plainclothes or uniformed police officers.
Alassane Ouattara was first elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2015. Last March, he had announced that he would not run again before changing his mind in August after the death of his designated dolphin, Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly.