The ruling party in Côte d'Ivoire claimed Sunday, March 7, its victory in the legislative elections the day before, shortly after a similar statement by the opposition.
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Our goal was to win around 60% of the seats, we are there
," said Adama Bictogo, number two of the Rassemblement des houphouëtistes pour la democratie et la paix (RHDP), while the results have not yet been announced. by the Independent Electoral Commission (CEI).
At this stage of the counting, the first tendencies coming from the local CEIs clearly show that our party will emerge victorious with a comfortable majority
", added Adama Bictogo during a press conference in Abidjan.
We are claiming victory,
" Niamkey Koffi, general coordinator for the legislative elections of the Democratic Party of Côte d'Ivoire (PDCI, main opposition party) told the press at the start of the afternoon.
We think we are around 128 seats with our allies,
" he said, or just the majority of the 255 deputies of the National Assembly, while evoking "
provisional results punctuated by cheating, tampering, manipulation
These two statements by officials of the ruling and opposition parties came after CEI, responsible for proclaiming the results, had only announced part of them on Sunday evening.
For the first time in ten years, all the main political actors took part in these legislative elections, giving hope that they will make it possible to appease the political life of a country with a recent history marked by strong tensions and violence. election.