Nov. 28, 2010 Held

Côte d'Ivoire

Republic of Côte d'Ivoire

Election for Ivorian Presidency


Cast Votes:4,689,366
Valid Votes:4,590,219
Invalid Votes:99,147


Alassane OUATTARA2,483,164


Laurent GBAGBO2,107,055


More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Côte d'Ivoire

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Laurent GBAGBO
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Guillaume SORO
  • Assembly: Côte d'Ivoire has a unicameral National Assembly (Assemblee Nationale) with 225 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.
  • Prime Minister is appointed by the president.
  • In the National Assembly (Assemblee Nationale) 225 members are elected by plurality vote to serve 5-year terms.***

*** Districts are both single-member and multi-member.There are 154 constituencies. Elections are plurality vote in one round.

Main Candidates in the Second Round of the Presidential race:

Main Candidates in the First Round of the Presidential race:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 21,058,798 (July 2010 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 5,784,490 (October 2010

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: 20,131,707 (2010)
  • Registered Voters: 5,780,804 (2010)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 9,852,703 (2010)

·         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: Yes

·         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: 3,019,756 (est.)