Côte d'Ivoire’s 2020 Elections and Beyond: Ensuring Stability and Inclusion

Research event Recording
21 January 2020 — 11:30AM TO 12:30PM
Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE

Please note, the second video on this page is from an interview with the president outside the event.

HE Alassane Ouattara, president of Côte d’Ivoire, discusses governance and domestic priorities ahead of and beyond elections, as well as efforts to sustain stability and support an inclusive electoral process.

Presidential elections in Côte d’Ivoire, the world’s top cocoa producer and the largest economy in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), will be held ‪on 31st October 2020 against a backdrop of marked political dynamism in the country and wider region.

Possible constitutional amendments and a newly announced major reform of the currency regime are among significant issues drawing focus.

A credible and inclusive electoral process is critical for the improvement of socio-development outcomes and for the maintenance of a positive investment environment.

But instability remains a serious risk and the stakes are high for Côte d’Ivoire and the wider region.


HE Alassane Ouattara, President, Republic of Côte d’Ivoire
Chair: Bob Dewar CMG, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House

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