Oct. 22, 2000 Held

Côte d'Ivoire

Republic of Côte d'Ivoire

Election for Ivorian Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:2,049,018
Valid Votes:1,795,006
Invalid Votes:254,012

Vote Share by Candidate:

Laurent GBAGBO1,065,597


Robert GUEI587,267


Francois WODIE102,253


Theodore MEL26,331


Nicolas DIOULOU13,558

Election Results Modified: Jul 21, 2008

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • 196 seats in the National Assembly (Assemblee Nationale)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Laurent GBAGBO
  • Head of Government: President Laurent GBAGBO
  • Assembly: Côte d'Ivoire has a unicameral National Assembly (Assemblee Nationale) with 196 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the National Assembly (Assemblee Nationale) 196 members are elected by universal adult suffrage to serve 5-year terms.***

*** Côte d'Ivoire will have a new unicameral National Assembly (Assemblée nationale) with 225 seats.

Main candidates in the electoral race:

  • Nicolas DIOULOU
    • Party: Independent
  • Laurent GBAGBO
    • Party: Ivorian People's Front/Front Populaire Ivorienne
  • Robert GUEI
    • Party: Independent 
  • Theodore MEL
    • Party: Union of Democrats of Ivory Coast/Union des Democrates de Cote d'Ivoire
  • Francoise WOCKIE 
    • Party: Ivorian Workers' Party/Parti Ivorien des Travailleurs

Last presidential election:

  • The last presidential election was held on November 27, 1995. Henri Konan BEDIE won with 96.16% of the vote. 

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 16,517,948 (2000)
  • Registered Voters: 5,517,613 (2000)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 7,984,470 (2000)

·         Is Cote d'Ivoire a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)

·         Has Cote d'Ivoire ratified CEDAW: Yes (18 December 1995)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: N/A

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 19 (following 2000 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 172 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: High (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Cote d'Ivoire a signatory to CRPD: Yes (7 June 2007)

·         Has Cote d'Ivoire ratified CRPD: Yes (10 January 2014)

·         Population with a disability: 2,477,692 (est.)

Election Modified: Aug 17, 2023

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