Will elections lead to stability in Ivory Coast?
Voters cast ballots to choose a new Parliament following a presidential election marred by violence,
After months of political turmoil, voters in Ivory Coast have cast their ballots to choose legislators.
The poll is seen as a test of the nation’s stability after a presidential election in October was marred by violence as incumbent President Alassane Ouattara’s opponents disputed his bid for a third term.
Now, two of Ouattara’s rivals have teamed up in a coalition to prevent him from expanding his power. Henri Konan Bedie and Laurent Gbagbo fielded parliamentary candidates on a joint list.
Will Ivory Coast overcome this turmoil?
Presenter: Peter Dobbie
Festus Kofi Aubyn – regional coordinator for research and capacity building at The West Africa Network for Peacebuilding
Jesper Bjarnesen – senior researcher at Nordic Africa Institute
David Zounmenou – senior research consultant at Institute for Security Studies and Former Member of UN Group of Experts on Ivory Coast