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Cote d’Ivoire: Deadline for presidential aspirants Ends

The schedule for submitting candidacy papers to run for October’s presidential election in Cote d’Ivoire ends by midnight.

About 36 candidates vying for the Presidential seats in Cote d’Ivoire are expected to be registered by the end of the day for the presidential race, if all applications are submitted to the Independent Electoral Commission.

Opposition leaders, Pascal Affi Nguessan of Ivorian Popular Front, and Henri Konan Bedie of the opposition Democratic Party of Cote d’Ivoire had earlier submitted their candidacy last Thursday.

Political Leaders, Laurent Gbagbo and Guillaume Soro, are also expected to file in their candidacy despite being struck off by the electoral body and having lost their civil rights.

Recalled, the Outgoing President Alassane Ouattara, was the first to submit his application last Monday, with the signatures of one million citizens, a condition for eligibility to contest for the presidency:

Ivorian voters are expected to go to the polls on October 31, 2020, the constitutional deadline, to elect a new president.

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