(Ecofin Agency) - On March 6, 2019, Côte d’Ivoire adopted a draft bill requiring a minimum of 30% of women candidates for legislative, senatorial, regional and municipal elections.
According to the government, this draft bill was adopted in application of the constitution of the third republic adopted via a referendum on November 1, 2016. This is to boost women’s representativeness.
In that regard, additional government financial support would be provided to any political party whose list of candidates is made of at least 50% female candidates for the above-mentioned elections.
This obliges political parties to present a list of candidates abiding by the alternation rule. If two same-sex entries are made, the third should be of the opposite sex to allow a larger number of women to actively participate in the nation’s political life."
Zeinab Dosso (intern)