On October 25, Ivoirians will head to the polls to elect their next President. This will be the first presidential election in Côte d’Ivoire since post-election violence rocked the country in 2010 and 2011. Four years later, Côte d’Ivoire’s economy has rebounded and security has largely returned to the country.
Incumbent President Alassane Ouattara will stand for reelection against 10 candidates, including two women. The list of candidates includes six independent candidates and four candidates sponsored by political parties.
To help you understand this important electoral process, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in Côte d’Ivoire: 2015 Presidential Elections. IFES FAQs include:
- What is the electoral management body? What are its responsibilities?
- Who can observe the elections? How do they become accredited?
- How will security be ensured on Election Day?
- How will voters with disabilities cast their ballots?
Download IFES' FAQs on Elections in Côte d’Ivoire: 2015 Presidential Elections.
Learn more about IFES' program in Côte d’Ivoire