Oct. 25, 2015 Held

Côte d'Ivoire

Republic of Côte d'Ivoire

Election for Ivorian Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:3,330,928
Valid Votes:3,129,742
Invalid Votes:201,186

Vote Share by Candidate:

Alassane OUATTARA2,618,229


Pascal Affi N'GUESSAN290,780


Kouadio Konan BERTIN121,386


Henriette Lagou ADJOUA27,759


Simeon Konan KOUADIO22,117


Kacou GNANGBO18,650


Jacqueline-Claire KOUANGOUA12,398


Charles Konan BANNY8,667


Amara ESSY6,413


Mamadou KOULIBALY3,343

Election Results Modified: Nov 02, 2015

General Information

At stake in this election:       

  • The office of President of Côte d'Ivoire

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Alassane OUATTARA
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Daniel Kablan DUNCAN
  • Assembly: Côte d'Ivoire has a unicameral National Assembly (Assemblée 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.
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the president.
  • In the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) 225 members are elected by plurality vote to serve 5-year terms.*

*Districts are both single-member and multi-member.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Candidate: Alassane OUATTARA
    • Party: Rally of the Republicans (RDR) / Rassemblement des Républicains, RDR)
  • Candidate: Simeon Konan KOUADIO
    • Party: Independent
  • Candidate: Henriette Lagou ADJOUA
    • Party: Renewal for Peace and Concord (RPC) / Renouveau pour la Paix et la Concorde
  • Candidate: Pascal Affi N’GUESSAN
    • Party: Ivorian Popular Front (FPI) / Front Populaire Ivoirien
  • Candidate: Amara ESSY
    • Party: Independent
  • Candidate: Charles Konan BANNY
    • Party: Independent
  • Candidate: Mamadou KOULIBALY
    • Party: Democracy and Liberty for the Republic (LIDER) / Liberté et Démocratie pour la République
  • Candidate: Kouadio Konan BERTIN
    • Party:  Independent
  • Candidate: Jacqueline-Claire KOUANGOUA
    • Party: Independent
  • Candidate: Kacou GNANGBO
    • Party: Independent

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 22,848,945 (2014 est.)[1]
  • Registered voters: 6,300,142 (2015)[2]

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 11,286,457 (2014 est.)[3]
  • Is Côte d'Ivoire a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)[4]
  • Has Côte d'Ivoire ratified CEDAW: Yes (18 December 1995)[5]
  • Gender Quota: No[6]
  • Female Candidates in this election: Yes
  • Number of Female Legislators: 28 (11%) of 255 seats in the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale)[7]
  • Human Development Index (HDI) Position: 171[8]
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: High[9]

Disability Data:

  • Is Côte d'Ivoire a signatory to CRPD: Yes (7 June 2007)[10]
  • Has Côte d'Ivoire ratified CRPD: Yes (10 January 2014)[11]
  • Population with a disability: 3,427,342[12]

[2] http://www.cei-ci.org/index.php

Election Modified: May 10, 2024

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