On Thursday, 3 September 2020 the Constitutional Council of Côte d’Ivoire announced that it had received the candidacy files of the candidates for the presidential election of October 31, 2020, in a press release which reports fourty-four candidatures officially submitted.
“On September 03, 2020, at 3:28 p.m. (GMT, local), the Constitutional Council received from the Independent Electoral Commission (CEI) the candidacy statements for the election of the President of the Republic of October 31, 2020”, specifies a press release sent to APA (African Press Agency).
Among the personalities whose candidatures have been submitted, we record the outgoing president Alassane Ouattara, the former heads of state Laurent Gbagbo and Henri Konan Bédié, then the candidacy of the former president of the National Assembly, Guillaume Soro.
In accordance with article 56 of the Electoral Code, the candidates and the parties or political groups sponsoring them have a period of seventy-two hours from the date of this publication to present their complaints or observations, underlines the text.
At the end of the seventy-two-hour period, i.e. Sunday September 6, 2020 at 6 p.m., no further complaints or observations will be received, and the Constitutional Council will enter into deliberation on the registered files in order to establish the final list of candidates, continues the text.
The Constitutional Council mentions however that in accordance with article 56 of the aforementioned Electoral Code, only the candidates for this election, or the parties or political groups sponsoring them, are authorised to formulate complaints or observations on the candidatures.
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