Ivory Coast goes to the polls to elect president

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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.
Original languageEnglish
TypeNews commentary
Media of outputNational newspaper
PublisherThe Scotsman Publications
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 24 Oct 2015


  • democracy
  • Ivory Coast
  • Cote d'Ivoire
  • political participation
  • corruption
  • Africa


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