Ivory Coast hopes to run excessive as elections strategy

A tense election marketing campaign for Ivory Coast’s presidential election on October 31 began on Thursday with the incumbent, Alassane Ouattara, in search of a controversial third time period. Some Ivorians accuse him of undermining the structure, and the opposition has known as for widespread “civil disobedience” to disrupt his controversial plans. For the previous 25 years, Côte d’Ivoire has commonly been the location of post-election violence. Usually on the expense of extra human lives.

From north to south, it’s a high-level election the place folks hope that their vote as soon as and for all will result in long-term reconciliation for the Ivory Coast. Our correspondents traveled up and down the nation to check the temperature previous to the extremely anticipated ballot.

4 candidates are vying for the presidency of Côte d’Ivoire: Ouattara, 78, former president Henri Konan Bédié, 86, and two outsiders; Laurent Gbagbo’s former Prime Minister Pascal Affi N’Guessan and former legislator Kouadio Konan Bertin.