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Alassane Ouattara wins third term in Ivory Coast

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Monday, 9 November 2020, Republic of Ivory Coast: The country’s Constitutional Court confirmed the results of the latest presidential elections that took place on 31 October, wherein the incumbent president Alassane Ouattara (78 years old) is confirmed for a third presidential term after having won 94,27% of the popular vote with a participation of 53,90%. 

President Ouattara (b. 1 January 1942) is the country’s fifth president since independence back in 1960. He first won elections in December 2010. He represents the Rally of the Republicans Party. His win means a further term of five years as Ivory Coast’s head of state. 
Politically the country lives in a second republic, since the proclamation of the constitution of October 2010. 

Ouattara is a economist with many years of experience working for the International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C. He served as his country’s prime minister from 1990 to 1993 after a multiparty system was restored. In Ivory Coast he is often known under his initials as ADO, that is, Alassane Dramane Ouattara.

For further information 
Presidency of Ivory Coast: https://www.presidence.ci

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