Côte d'Ivoire under tension pending the outcome of the presidential election, the opposition announces the creation of a "national transitional council"

Ivorians were awaiting the announcement of the re-election of President Alassane Ouattara for a controversial third term on Monday (November 2), after a ballot boycotted by the opposition and punctuated by violence that left nine people dead.to grow heavier: four people died Sunday in the fire of their house, during unrest in Toumodi, near the political capital Yamoussoukro (Center), according to testimonies from residents collected Monday.

The Independent Electoral Commission continued to trickle down the results on national television.It is not known when the final result will be announced, but Ivorians fear the reaction it could provoke.

Without a real opponent because of the boycott of the opposition, which considers a third term "unconstitutional", President Ouattara should win with an overwhelming score, especially in the north of the country, which is traditionally his.first results, the Head of State obtained 98% of the votes in Korhogo, the capital of the North, with 88% of participation.

After the violence on the ground on the day of the vote, Saturday, the tone rose between the two camps.The opposition called Sunday for a "civil transition" and "for the general mobilization of Ivorians to block the dictatorship and the forfeiture of the outgoing president ”.But the party in power replied by warning the opposition against“ any attempt at destabilization ”.

On Monday, the opposition announced that it had created a "national transitional council", chaired by former head of state Henri Konan Bédié.This council has "the mission of putting in place in the coming hours a government of transition, ”said former Prime Minister Pascal Affi N'Guessan, on behalf of all the opposition to Alassane Ouattara.

Posted Date: 2020-12-10

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