The Constitutional Council validated this Thursday the
of the ruling party in the legislative elections of March 6 in Côte d'Ivoire and announced the resumption of the ballot in four constituencies, said the Independent Electoral Commission (CEI).
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The ruling party, the Rassemblement des houphouëtistes pour la democratie et la paix (RHDP, ruling party) won an absolute majority in the National Assembly with 137 seats out of 254, against 91 for the opposition parties, according to provisional results. proclaimed on March 9.
Following the challenges which the Constitutional Council was seized with, within the framework of the electoral dispute,
"the results of the elections were annulled in four electoral districts"
, without influencing the majority of the RHDP.
New elections will be organized at
"a later date"
in the four constituencies and in Tortiya (north) as well as in Séguela (north) where the recently deceased Prime Minister Hamed Bakayoko was elected.
"Consequently, are declared definitively elected, the candidates whose election was not annulled by the Constitutional Council"
, specifies the CEI.
"Strengthen democracy in our country"
On Wednesday, the Ivorian head of state Alassane Ouattara, who chaired the last Council of Ministers of the government of Hamed Bakayoko, welcomed the good conduct of the legislative elections
"in a climate of peace, with the participation of all political parties. "
"This process thus strengthens democracy in our country,"
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.
The Head of State announced the solemn re-entry of the National Assembly on April 1 and that of the Senate on April 13.