UN Backs Victory of Alassane Ouattara in Côte d’Ivoire

The UN has thrown its weight behind Alassane Ouattara in the scuffle for the Presidency of Côte d’Ivoire, . On 7th December, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative Y. J. Choi briefed an extraordinary summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on the elections saying: “Considering the distance Côte d’Ivoire has travelled, ignoring … Read more UN Backs Victory of Alassane Ouattara in Côte d’Ivoire

Deadlock in Ivory Coast as Both Presidential Candidates Claim Victory

Last week, Côte d’Ivoire’s Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) announced Alassane Ouattara as the winner of the Presidential run-off vote in which he ran against incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo. Following the release of the results, the head of Côte d’Ivoire’s Constitutional Council declared the IEC announcement “null and void,” and proceeded to proclaim Mr. Gbagbo as … Read more Deadlock in Ivory Coast as Both Presidential Candidates Claim Victory

Alassane Ouattara Declared President of Côte d’Ivoire

The provisional results of the Commission Electorale Indépendante in Côte d’Ivoire have been declared and Alassane Ouattara has taken the Presidency. He gave the following statement: My dear compatriots, dear friends of Côte d’Ivoire, The Independent Electoral Commission has proclaimed this day, the provisional results of the second round of the presidential election. I congratulate … Read more Alassane Ouattara Declared President of Côte d’Ivoire