President Alassane Ouattara was elected for a third term in an October 2020 election, despite the Ivorian constitution limiting presidents to two terms and the main opposition parties boycotting the vote. At least 87 people were killed during political and intercommunal violence surrounding the controversial poll. 

The International Criminal Court (ICC) is continuing its investigations in Côte d’Ivoire following the court’s January 2019 acquittal of Laurent Gbagbo for crimes against humanity during the 2010-11 post-election crisis, which is currently under appeal by the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP). 

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