The Democratic Party of Côte d’Ivoire, the PDCI, which is a former ally of the government, decided Friday, June 5, 2020 to launch a call for candidates. Objective: To choose his candidate who must stand for the presidential election of 31 October 2020 but also to set the eligibility criteria for the outcome of an extraordinary political office in Abidjan the capital.
Six of the party’s seven items for consideration were “unanimously adopted” by members of the Extraordinary Political Bureau held on June 4 and 5, 2020. The crucial point, the one concerning the presidential election. The person who will carry the party in the elections must be “an active militant”. It must also make a contribution to the organization of the convention worth 26 million FCFA and finally have a “good morality and be available”. Henri Konan Dédié proposed it as follows: «removed from the party’s internal criteria relating to good morality and availability».
354 votes out of 372, that is how the criteria for candidacy were adopted, or 95.7% of the votes cast. Local party conventions are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, July 26, 2020.