Type
Article
Title
The 2020 Ivorian Election And The ‘Third-term’ Debate: A Crisis Of ‘Korocracy’?
In
African Affairs
Author(s)
BANEGAS Richard - Centre de recherches internationales (CERI) (Author)
POPINEAU Camille - Centre européen de sociologie et de science politique de la Sorbonne (CNRS/EHESS/UP 1) (CESSP) (Author)
Editor
London : Oxford University Press
Number
en ligne
Pages
461 - 477 p.
ISSN
00019909
Keywords
Côte d’Ivoire, 2020 Ivorian Election, authoritarianism, electoral violence, National reconciliation
Abstract
EN
In 2020, Côte d’Ivoire was supposed to turn an important page in its history. Ten years after the end of the war, peace and growth had returned to the country. On 5 March, in Yamoussoukro, Alassane Dramane Ouattara (popularly known as ADO) officially declared that he would not run for another term and would instead ‘make way for a new generation’.1 This decision seemed to cement prospects for post-conflict democratic consolidation at a time when many African countries, especially neighbouring Guinea, were facing serious tensions over the issue of third presidential terms. But the death on 8 July of Amadou Gon Coulibaly, the prime minister...

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