It is official, President Alassane Ouattara was re-elected with 94.27% of the vote. This is what the Independent Electoral Commission, the CIS said on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. After two days of counting the votes cast at the polls on 31 October 2020, the outgoing president is the winner of this election.
“Alassane Ouattara is elected President of the Republic,” said CIS President Ibrahime Coulibaly-Kuibiert. “ The turnout in these elections is 53.90%. A poll shrouded in numerous incidents and violence. The candidacy for a third term for the outgoing President was strongly contested. A fact that led Pascal Affi N’Guessan and Henri Konan Bédié to boycott this election. They are credited respectively 0.99% and 1.66%. Kouadio Konan Bertin gets 1.99%, according to these official figures because they had not formally withdrawn their candidacy.
The Independent Electoral Commission has three days to transmit these results to the Constitutional Council. The latter has seven days to validate the results.