Meeting Summary

Project: Africa Programme

Chatham House

The power struggle resulting from the disputed outcome of Côte d'Ivoire's November 2010 elections continues unabated and with no clear or easy solution in sight. As the political stand-off between incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo and elected President Alassane Ouattara continues, ordinary Ivoirians suffer the consequences, and impacts of the impasse are increasingly being felt in the region and internationally.

The power struggle resulting from the disputed outcome of Côte d'Ivoire's November 2010 elections continues unabated and with no clear or easy solution in sight. As the political stand-off between incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo and elected President Alassane Ouattara remains unresolved, ordinary Ivoirians have suffered the consequences, and impacts of the impasse are increasingly being felt in the region and internationally.

The Africa Programme hosted an expert discussion in February 2011 with a representative for Ouattara to discuss the post-election crisis, its impacts and prospects for a resolution. This is a summary of the event.