General elections will be held in Ivory Coast on 31 October 2020. Incumbent President Alassane Ouattara has announced he will not run again after being president for two terms (2010–2015 and 2015–2020).
The President of the Ivory Coast and the Vice-President will be elected on the same ticket with a five-year mandate using the two-round system, with 50% simple majority required to avoid a run-off. According to the 2016 constitution, candidates are limited to two consecutive terms as President and Vice-President.
The 255 members of the National Assembly are elected from 169 single-member constituencies and 36 multi-member constituencies with between two and six seats. In single-member constituencies voters cast a vote for one candidate who is elected by first-past-the-post voting, whilst in multi-member constituencies candidates are elected by plurality-at-large voting, with voters casting a single vote for a closed list and the list receiving the most votes winning all seats in the constituency.
Sources and further reading:
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