n Conflict Trends - Election chaos

Volume 2000, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


The Ivory Coast was the most stable country in West Africa until 1999. Former president Houphouet, who was in power for 30 years after the country gained independence, allowed into the country those immigrants who would contribute to its prosperity. However, a number of political observers blame his successor, former president Bedie, for causing division within the country and for showing preference for Ivorite descent.

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