2015 Ivorian presidential election
The President of the Ivory Coast is elected with a five-year mandate through a two-round system, with 50% simple majority required to avoid a run-off. According to the 2000 Constitution of Ivory Coast, candidates are limited to two consecutive terms as president. Incumbent President Alassane Ouattara, first elected in 2010 preceding the 2010–11 Ivorian crisis, stood again to seek a second term.
Opposition party Ivorian Popular Front (FPI) called for a boycott of the elections in protest against the trial of former President Laurent Gbagbo by the International Criminal Court. Presidential candidate Pascal Affi N'Guessan denounced the incarceration of Gbagbo and political conditions under Ouattara:
Some hardliners in the FPI did not want to participate in elections as long as Gbagbo remained imprisoned, but others felt the party needed to remain engaged in the electoral process.
The vote was relatively peaceful, compared to the unrest that marred previous elections, although voter turnout was down to 54.6%. Outtara avoided a second round vote and won a second term in office after garnering 83.7%, in a landslide victory over his nearest rival Affi N'Guessan on 9.3%.
|Alassane Ouattara||Rally of Houphouëtists for Democracy and Peace||2,618,229||83.66|
|Pascal Affi N'Guessan||Alliance of Democratic Forces||290,780||9.29|
|Konan Bertin Kouadio||Independent||121,386||3.88|
|Henriette Lagou Adjoua||Renewal for Peace and Concord||27,759||0.89|
|Siméon Konan Kouadio||Independent||22,117||0.71|
|Charles Konan Banny||Independent||8,667||0.28|
|Mamadou Koulibaly||Liberty and Democracy for the Republic||3,343||0.11|
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- Former Ivory Coast President Gbagbo’s Party Calls for Poll Boycott. Voice of America. 10 September 2015.
- "Gbagbo's FPI picks presidential hopeful after years of boycotts". Reuters. 8 August 2015.
- Alassane Ouattara Is Re-elected President of Ivory Coast. The New York Times. 28 October 2015.
- Ivory Coast election: Alassane Ouattara wins second term. BBC News. 28 October 2015