Brussels, 10 November 2020/OACPS: Following the declaration of the final results of the Presidential elections of 31 October 2020 in the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire by the Constitutional Council on 3 November 2020, the Secretary-General, H.E. Mr. Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti, on behalf of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), has taken note of the outcome.

The Secretary-General congratulates the incumbent President, H.E. Mr. Alassane Ouattara, on his re-election and wishes him success in executing his mandate. He further congratulates the Ivorian people for demonstrating their commitment to democracy, despite the divergences amongst the political parties that led to tensions following the elections. In this regard, the Secretary-General aligns his remarks with statements by the African Union (AU) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), which call on the incumbent President to prioritise dialogue amongst all stakeholders.

The Secretary-General reiterates the support of the OACPS to the Government and people of Côte d’Ivoire in their efforts to reach a consensual solution to the current post-electoral challenges in line with the constitution of the country.