Alassane Ouattara’s RHDP retains its majority in the National Assembly

Alassane Ouattara’s RHDP retains its majority in the National Assembly

Alassane Ouattara’s RHDP retains its majority in the National Assembly

Published on : 09/03/2021 – 14:47Modified : 09/03/2021 – 14:56

Ivorians now know the face of their new National Assembly, resulting from the legislative elections of Saturday, March 6 in which almost all the political forces had participated in peace. After two days of churning out the results, this time the country is set.

With our special correspondent and our correspondent in Abidjan, Francois Mazet and Pierre Pinto

The RHDP, the party in power, therefore won, strong in its northern strongholds and resisting its opponents in the rest of the country. The supporters of Alassane Ouattara retain the absolute majority. But the party is not doing as well as its leaders hoped. The RHDP capped at 137 elected officials, i.e. 54% seats.

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The ruling party had mobilized its barons and ministers. About thirty of which 25 members of the government are elected: Patrick Achi, Hamed Bakayoko, Adama Bictogo, Ally Coulibaly in particular. 7 were beaten like Raymonde Goudou Koffi, or Siandou Fofana. The RHDP keeps Bouaké, and wins in 7 of the 13 communes of Abidjan. But narrowly loses the most symbolic of this election, Yopougon, to the benefit of the PDCI-EDS list.

It is a great satisfaction. We come out of these elections reassured, comforted

Adama Bictogo, Executive Secretary of RHDP

The opposition wins in Yopougon

The opposition keeps Cocody and wins in total in 5 communes of Abidjan, including the three most disputed municipalities : Yopougon, Port-Bouët and Marcory for which the negotiations lasted all night. The first, the most emblematic perhaps, is a reconquest for the opponents EDS and PDCI, but not a triumph: 450 votes in advance and only 18% of participants. It is a little larger in the other two where the PDCI retains its strongholds.

On the other hand, the PDCI lost the constituency of Yamoussoukro commune, one of its historic strongholds, to the benefit of the RHDP. But he keeps the other two constituencies of the Yamoussoukro district.

In total, the alliance of the two pro-Bédié and pro-Gbagbo political families has 81 deputies, 32% of the total. Are elected Maurice Kakou Guikahue, Jean Louis Billon or Jacques Ehouo for the PDCI… Among the pro-Gbagbo returning after 10 years of absence, are elected Georges Armand Ouegnin, Michel Gbagbo or Hubert Oulaye.

The UDPCI, the legal FPI and their allies total 10 elected, or 4% of the seats. Pascal Affi N’Guessan in the east and Albert Toikeusse Mabri in the west are re-elected. The independents share the 26 other seats.. And among all these deputies, the number of women in the National Assembly remains low : 32, or 12.6%.

It should be noted that the turnout figure is 37.88%, barely better than in 2016. The interim elections therefore do not mobilize Ivorians.

It is premature to say that the RHDP has a majority (…) There are appeals everywhere

Franck Anderson KOUASSI, national secretary of the FPI pro Gbagbo the EDS

It is now the appeals phase that begins: disappointed candidates normally have five days to file.

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