Cote d'Ivoire

Population Statistics

23,295,302

Total Population

3,494,295

Population with a disability

according to World Health Organization’s 15% estimate

Election Dates

31
oct

Cote d'Ivoire President 2020

2020

10 January 2014

Ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities


Constitution of Cote d'Ivoire (2000)

Updated: June 2015

Article 35 states:

…The candidate to the Presidency of the Republic must present a complete statement of his physical and mental well-being duly determined by a college of three physicians appointed by the Constitutional Council from a list proposed by the Council of the Order of Physicians. These three physicians must take an oath before the Constitutional Council. He must be of good morals and of grand probity…

 

Article 37 states:

…If before the first round, one of the candidates dies or finds himself incapacitated [empêché], the Constitutional Council declares the postponement of the election. In the case of death or of incapacity of one of the two candidates coming in ahead as a result of the first round, the Constitutional Council decides on the complete repetition of the electoral operations.

 

Article 40 states:

In case of vacancy of the Presidency of the Republic due to death, resignation, [or] absolute incapacity, the interim of the President of the Republic is assured by the President of the National Assembly, for a period of forty-five days to ninety days in the course of which it proceeds to the election of the new President of the Republic. The absolute incapacity is declared without delay by the Constitutional Council seized [saisir] to this end by a request of the Government, approved by the majority of its members. The provisions of the first and 5th sentences of Article 38 are applied in the case of [an] interim. The President of the National Assembly, assuring the interim of the President of the Republic, cannot make use of Articles 41 paragraphs 2 and 4, 43, and 124 of the Constitution. In the case of death, of resignation, or of absolute incapacity of the President of the National Assembly, the vacancy of the Presidency of the Republic then occurring, the interim of the President of the Republic is assured, in the same conditions, by the First Vice President of the National Assembly.

 

Article 92 states:

The functions of members of the Constitutional Council are incompatible with the exercise of any political function, of any public or elective office and of any professional activity. In case of death, resignation or absolute incapacity for whatever cause that may be, the President and the councilors are replaced within a time period of eight days for the term of the functions remaining to be served [courrir].

 

Article 116 states:
The Mediator of the Republic is appointed by the President of the Republic, for a nonrenewable mandate of six years, after the advice of the President of the National Assembly. He can be terminated in his functions, before the expiration of this time period, in case of incapacity declared by the Constitutional Council seized by the President of the Republic.

 

Excerpts from the Constitution of Cote d'Ivoire (2000)