The election process is well underway in Côte d'ivoire. Whereas since the July 16, is open the phase of submission of application, including the sponsorship, a condition of eligibility of the candidate for the election of the president of the Republic, the independent electoral commission is already at the heart of several controversies including rumors of the "cancellation" of several opponents of the electoral lists. On 4 August, its president, Ibrahime Coulibaly-Kuibiert, who was invited to the tribune of the Press-club of the national Union of journalists of Côte d'ivoire (UNJCI), tried to turn off all the controversy. But the situation is far from being eased with the opening, August 5, litigation of the electoral lists. Those who have been omitted from the list have two days to report it. In any case, the former magistrate has not hidden its fear that a new political crisis burst in the country but is playing the caution. "We have decided to engage on the path of peace and into the lair of the law ", wants to reassure, denied the possibility of the postponement of the election. At this stage of the electoral process, here are the important points to know about the next presidential ivorian.
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7.5 million voters to 25 million inhabitants
More than 900,000 new voters are registered on the electoral lists in Côte d'ivoire this year, bringing the total number of registered voters at 7.5 million before the October presidential elections. "After processing data" of the operation of revision of lists carried out from 10 June to 5 July, " the number of new registered voters amounted to 904 956 ", bringing the total of registered voters at " 7.5 million ", said Ibrahime Coulibaly-Kuibiert.
He noted a "quantitative leap" in this revision, that of 2018 did not in fact allowed to enlist as 277 000 new voters. In 2019, there had been no revision, although it has to be conducted each year according to the law, he said.
These figures (2020) are almost final, but may change slightly at the end of the period of litigation, which allows voters to challenge a registration or lack of registration, said Coulibaly-Kuibiert. Before the revision, the IEC had estimated that 5 million people were not registered, while noting that only 250,000 people registered at the time of each annual review is the average.
The Ivory Coast has 25 million inhabitants, with a very young population, and several millions of foreign residents. There are no statistics recent and reliable on the exact number of the main Ivorian.
65 billion francs CFA
" The election is expensive, ( ... ), I believe that the election will cost almost $ 65 billion FCFA ", or approximately 100 million euros, said the chairman of the IEC. The country has already received the support of France to finance the election of the highly anticipated, ten years after the post-election crisis of 2010-2011. France has granted Tuesday 131,19 million FCFA through a signing of a contribution agreement with the office of the united Nations Program for development (UNDP) in Abidjan. This contribution will be " substantially affected the strengthening of the mechanism for the processing and transmission of the electoral results with a view to enhancing the transparency and credibility of the voting process ", said the resident representative of the un institution. This gift comes after the signing of the funding agreements, respectively, with a number of donors, including the United States, Turkey, Japan, Switzerland and Germany, who have already paid their contribution to the common basket.
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Gbagbo, Blé Goudé and Soro written off ?
about the controversy launched by supporters of former president Laurent Gbagbo, who were protesting against his absence, according to them, election lists, Ibrahime Coulibaly-Kuibiert explained that any person convicted of a misdemeanor or felony to a deprivation of his civic rights was striped of the lists during the revision.
" you shall strike from the voters list either because you are dead, either because you have been convicted, either because you have been deprived of your civil and political rights ", explained the president of the IEC.
According to the article 4 of the electoral Code, are not the voters the individuals affected incapacity or unworthiness, in particular, the individuals sentenced for crime, to a punishment of imprisonment without suspension, for theft, swindling, breach of trust, misappropriation of public funds.
In November 2019, the ivorian justice has condemned, on appeal, in absentia, Laurent Gbagbo to twenty years in prison for the "turning" of the central Bank of States of West Africa during the post-election crisis of 2010-2011.
in recent days, the supporters of Charles Blé Goudé, on trial at the ICC at the same time that Gbagbo, and Guillaume Soro, in exile in France, are also being used. All are currently out of the Ivory Coast. "The litigation will open soon. They will be able to enter the CIS. The commission does not rule on the accounts, it is the law that causes the radiation ", responded the president of the IEC.