Presidential election will be held in “Ivory Coast” on 31st October 2020 and parliamentary election in 2021.
Incumbent Alassane Ouattara has announced he will not run for the incoming presidential election later this year.
Ouattara contest in 2010 presidential election against Gbagbo, was reelected in 2015 for another 5 years to serve a second term as president of the West African state.
Alassane Ouattara was elected in 2010, he was declared winner by the electoral commission, electoral observers Ecowas, AU and the international community also recognized these results. However, Laurent Gbagbo refused to step down, which triggers a civil war in 2010 in which about 3000 people were killed. In 2011 Gbagbo was arrested by pro-Ouattara forces with the support of French troops.
This latest development in Cote-d’Ivoire is welcomed by many Ivorians, as this move will bring calm and prevent any political tensions in the country.
Cote-d’Ivoire is a leading coffee exporter in the world.