IVORY COAST Issue dated 23/10/2020

Ouattara manoeuvres to avoid election boycott

Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara is running for re-election. But his opponents look like boycotting the ballot.
Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara is running for re-election. But his opponents look like boycotting the ballot. ©Luc Gnago/Reuters
Running for re-election, President Alassane Ouattara has been dangling state campaign subsidies in front of his rivals and bringing pressure to bear from neighbouring states to persuade opponents such as Henri Konan Bédié to take part in the election. He is also benefiting from Laurent Gbagbo's silence. [...] (438 words)
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