Presidential elections: Ouattara puts his money on a high abstention level
The presidential coalition is forecasting that its champion, Alassane Ouattara, will win the elections in the first round with a score of 65%. It is counting on high abstention levels in regions traditionally loyal to Laurent Gbagbo [. [...]
Mediation effort under way to enable Laurent Gbagbo to return to Ivory Coast
Several of Laurent Gbagbo's close advisers have been talking to Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou, the African Union and the Thabo Mbeki Foundation in an attempt to negotiate the former Ivorian president's return to Ivory Coast. [...]
Gbagbo’s Operation "Tako Kele"
Despite the protests of eleven other candidates who wish they had a greater share of the limelight, Ivory Coast’s upcoming presidential election is a three-man race between incumbent Laurent Gbagbo, former president Henri Konan Bedie and former prime minister Alassane [. [...]