Democracy in Côte d’Ivoire

Democracy Ratings

Freedom House 2018

Score:

4 out of 7

(where lower scores are more democratic)

Freedom Status:

Partly Free

EIU Democracy Index 2017

Score:

3.93 out of 10

(where higher scores are more democratic)

World Ranking:

116

Polity IV 2016

Score:

4

(from -10 to 10, where higher scores are more democratic)

Category:

Open Anocracy

Political System

System of Government Semi-Presidential system
Presidential Electoral System Two-round system
Last Presidential Election 2015
Next Presidential Election 2020
Presidential Term Limits Two, five-year terms
System of Appointment to Legislature

First past the post

Last Legislative Election

2016

Next Legislative Election

2020

Number of Seats in Legislature 225
Female quota, representation in lower house No

(although these exist at municipal level)

Results

Last presidential election (2015)
Candidate (Party) Votes (%)
1st round 2nd round not needed
lassane Ouattara 83.66
Pascal Affi N’Guessan 9.29
Konan Bertin Kouadio 3.88
Henriette Lagou Adjoua 0.89
Siméon Konan Kouadio 0.71
Kacou Gnangbo 0.6
Jacqueline-Claire Kouangoua 0.4
Charles Konan Banny 0.28
Amara Essy 0.2
Mamadou Koulibaly 0.11

Last legislative election (2016)    
Party Votes First round (%) Seats
Rally of Houphouëtists for Democracy and Peace 50.26 167
Ivorian Popular Front 5.83 3
Union for Democracy and Peace in Côte d’Ivoire 2.99 6
Union for Ivory Coast 1.03 3
Liberty and Democracy for the Republic 0.15 0
Rally for Peace, Progress and Sharing 0.13 0
United Cape for Democracy and Development 0.12 0
Alliance of Democratic Forces 0.11 0
Union of Democrats for Progress 0.11 0
Democratic and Civic Union 0.11 0
Democratic and Social Movement 0.08 0
Renewal for Peace and Agreement 0.06 0
Collective of Democratic Ivorians 0.06 0
Congress for Ivorian Renewal 0.05 0
Union for Total Democracy in Ivory Coast 0.05 0
People’s Party of Social Democrats 0.04 0
Republican Union for Democracy 0.04 0
Union for Progress 0.03 0
Pan-African Democratic Rally 0.03 0
National Democratic and Reformist Front 0.03 0
Ivorian Party of Greens 0.02 0
National Civic Movement 0.02 0
Congress of People for Development and Freedom 0.02 0
Union for National Progress 0.02 0
People’s Socialist Union 0.02 0
Democracy for Freedom and Cohesion 0.01 0
Ivorian Party of Rising to Challenges 0.01 0
Party of Unity and Progress of Ivory Coast 0.01 0
Revolutionary Communist Party of Côte d’Ivoire 0.01 0
Congress for Ivorian Renewal–Panafrican 0.01 0
Ivorian Ecological Movement 0.01 0
Union of Popular Masses 0.01 0
Republican Party of Ivory Coast 0.01 0
Union for Development and Freedoms 0 0
National Alliance of Ivory Coast 0 0
Ivorian Party of Farmers 0 0
Progressive Movement of Ivory Coast 0 0
La Renaissance 0 0
Independents 38.5 76

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