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  Cote d'Ivoire
Institutions
   President  Alassane Ouattara 0 20 +93.29%
  Prime Minister  Patrick Achi 0 21 +100.00%
  Senate  Rally of Houphouëtists for Democracy and Peace 0 18 +51.52%
  National Assembly  Rally of Houphouëtists for Democracy and Peace 0 21 +34.78%
District
 Abidjan   
 Bas-Sassandra   
 Comoé   
 Denguélé   
 Gôh-Djiboua   
 Lacs   
 Lagunes   
 Montagnes   
 Sassandra-Marahoué   
 Savanes   
 Vallée du Bandama   
 Woroba   
 Yamoussoukro   
 Zanzan   


Neighbors
Burkina Faso  
Ghana  
Guinea  
Liberia  
Mali  
Oceans / Seas / Gulfs
South Atlantic Ocean  

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Parents  
Established August 07, 1960
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorU Ole Polecat
Last ModifiedIndyGeorgia October 28, 2015 03:41pm
Description Close ties to France since independence in 1960, the development of cocoa production for export, and foreign investment made Cote d'Ivoire one of the most prosperous of the tropical African states, but did not protect it from political turmoil. On 25 December 1999, a military coup - the first ever in Cote d'Ivoire's history - overthrew the government led by President Henri Konan BEDIE. Junta leader Robert GUEI held elections in late 2000, but excluded prominent opposition leader Alassane OUATTARA, blatantly rigged the polling results, and declared himself winner. Popular protest forced GUEI to step aside and brought runner-up Laurent GBAGBO into power. GBAGBO spent his first two years in office trying to consolidate power to strengthen his weak mandate, but he was unable to appease his opponents, who launched a failed coup attempt in September 2002. Rebel forces claimed the northern half of the country and in January 2003 were granted ministerial positions in a unity government. Several thousand French and West African troops remain in Cote d'Ivoire to maintain peace and help implement the peace accords.

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Côte d'Ivoire Districts (2011 - Present) Sep 28, 2011-



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Oct 25, 2015 01:00am Oct 25, 2015 04:00pm General Election Côte d'Ivoire Presidential Election  IndyGeorgia 
Dec 18, 2016 12:00am Dec 18, 2016 04:00pm General Election Côte d'Ivoire Parliamentary Elections  IndyGeorgia 

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Dec 30, 2010 12:35pm News Ivory Coast on brink of 'genocide,' U.N. envoy says   Article Brandonius Maximus 

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