At the end of an electoral campaign boycotted by the opposition and after an electric night, the outgoing president Alassane Ouattara was re-elected to a third term with 94.27%, according to provisional official results announced by the Independent Electoral Commission.
After a very long wait, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) finally announced the provisional official results of the Ivorian presidential election at 5 a.m. on Tuesday, November 3, after having been sifting through them since Sunday, department by department, in waves interspersed with long breaks.
While the election of Saturday, October 31 was marked by the “active boycott” of the opposition, it is no surprise that the outgoing president, Alassane Ouattara, was re-elected for a third term. According to the IEC, he obtained 94.27% of the vote.
The only candidate to have campaigned against Alassane Ouattara, Kouadio Konan Bertin, a dissident of the Democratic Party of Côte d’Ivoire (PDCI) who was running as an independent, won 1.99% of the votes.
Pascal Affi N’Guessan, of the Ivorian People’s Front (FPI), and Henri Konan Bédié, of the Democratic Party of Côte d’Ivoire (PDCI), who had called on their supporters to “refrain from participating both in the distribution of electoral cards and in the electoral campaign” and to “prevent the holding of any operation related to the vote”.
The aim of the opposition FPI and PDCI boycott was to protest the candidacy of Alassane Ouattara for a third term they consider unconstitutional. They respectively won 0.99% and 1.66%.