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Vol 61 No 17

Published 27th August 2020

Côte d'Ivoire

The downside of a landslide

That the Commission électorale indépendante (CEI) would clear President Alassane Ouattara to stand for a third term – as happened on 24 August – was never in doubt, despite the questions about its legality that have dominated public debate. Equally clear is the fact that he is the overwhelming favourite to win the October presidential election, especially with the full weight of the government machine behind him.

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