Cote d’Ivoire: Opposition calls for strikes and protests will significantly raise security risks over election period

Predictions

  • Opposition calls for strikes and protests will significantly raise security risks over election period, but President Ouattara remains poll frontrunner
  • Anti-Ouattara campaign will intensify inter-ethnic north-south divisions, raising risks of violent protests in build-up to and following presidential vote
  • Ouattara’s popularity following years of economic growth will likely ensure he wins 50% of votes, avoiding second-round run-off in late November

Event

An anti-government movement led by Henri Konan Bédié, a leading opposition candidate in the upcoming presidential election, announced plans for a civil disobedience campaign on 2 October in protest at President Alassane Ouattara’s bid for a third term in office. 

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