DESPITE sporadic violence in recent months and regional resentment towards the ruling party, hopes are high that the first presidential elections in Ivory Coast since the second civil war will pass peacefully today. Incumbent Alassane Ouattara, of the RDR party, is predicted to win a second term and continue his reconstruction programme that has achieved 10 per cent GDP growth for Ivory Coast – despite, critics have claimed, not adequately addressing poverty, corruption, human rights abuses and disarmament of wartime militias.
|Media of output||National newspaper|
|Publisher||The Scotsman Publications|
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 24 Oct 2015|
- Ivory Coast
- Cote d'Ivoire
- political participation