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

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                Ivorians now know the face of their new National Assembly, resulting from the legislative elections on Saturday 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.

                                    <p><em>With our special correspondent in Abidjan, </em><strong>Francois Mazet</strong>

It is therefore the RHDP, the ruling party, which wins, with its strongholds in the north 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.

It is still up to the chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to give the exact distribution of seats, but it is clear that the mark of 60% of MPs out of 255 will not be reached.

The last constituencies won by the opposition

Blame it on the last three results given and favorable to the opposition which pockets the 10 deputies still in the running in the three most disputed municipalities from Abidjan: Yopougon, Port-Bouët and Marcory for which negotiations lasted all night.

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The first is the most emblematic. It is played by around 450 votes, but with a very low turnout: only 18% of voters decided between the two lists.

This close battle is not necessarily over. It is now the appeals phase that begins: disappointed candidates normally have five days to file.


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