Côte d’Ivoire to hold its first senate elections in March
(Ecofin Agency) - For the first time in its history, Côte d’Ivoire will elect senators on March 24, 2018. This was revealed by a statement of the ministerial council published on February 21, 2018.
During these elections, 66 Senators will be elected by Ivorians. According to the document published by the minister of communications, Bruno Nabagné Koné (photo), all the 31 regions in the country will have 2 representatives each. Abidjan and Yamoussoukro districts will also be represented by 2 senators each.
After the establishment of the third republic in 2016, the Senate's structure was such that two-thirds of the members were elected by vote and the rest were appointed by the president
For this elections, the campaigns will start on March 19 and end on March 22. Under the new constitution, the senators will have a 5-year term (2018-23).
Moutiou Adjibi Nourou (intern)