July 23, 2000 Held

Côte d'Ivoire


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:2,808,157
Valid Votes:2,723,014
Invalid Votes:85,143

Referendum Vote Share

Presidential Republic, Parliament with one chamber, Both parents of presidential candidates must have been born in Côte d'Ivoire.




Election Results Modified: May 10, 2024

General Information

At stake in this Referendum:

  • -Define the eligibility requirements for presidential candidates, stating that they must be Ivorian by origin, of an Ivorian mother or father, and must never have used another nationality;
    -Lower the voting age from 21 to 18;
    -Reduce the presidential term from seven to five years; Introduce a single ballot paper rather than separate ballot papers for the referendum and for each candidate; and Establish an independent electoral commission.

    General Robert GUEI appointed a 16-member special commission to oversee the organization of the elections. The commission is known as COSUR (Commission de supervision de l'organisation du referendum 2000).

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: General Robert GUEI
  • Head of Government: General Robert GUEI
  • Assembly: Côte d'Ivoire has a unicameral National Assembly (Assemblee Nationale) with 225 seats.

Electoral Requirements

  • A majority of the country's voters are required for the referendum to be enacted.

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: May 10, 2024

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