October 21, 2020

Ivory Coast: Opposition Candidates To Boycott Electoral Process

The two leading opposition candidates in Ivory Coast’s October 31 presidential vote on Thursday asked their supporters to actively boycott the electoral process as the West African nation officially began its 2020 presidential campaign.

They did not say whether they would pull out of the election.

The vote has sparked tensions in Ivory Coast as incumbent President Alassane Ouattara seeks a controversial third term, prompting fears of violence.

Affi N’Guessan asked supporters to “refrain from participating, both with regards to the distribution of voter registration cards and with regards to the electoral campaign”.

He also called for them to “block the electoral coup that President Alassane Ouattara is preparing”, and “to prevent any operation linked to the ballot from being held”.

Source: France 24

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