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Elections and reunification key challenges for Côte d'Ivoire, says UN envoy

The long-awaited and much-delayed presidential elections as well as reunification are the key issues for Côte d'Ivoire, the top United Nations envoy there said today, lamenting what he described as a “serious weakening” of the momentum toward holding polls.

UN reiterates support for resumption of electoral process in Côte d’Ivoire

The United Nations Representative in Côte d'Ivoire met today with the new President of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) in a bid to reenergize a stalled electoral process further delayed by last month’s dissolution of the Government and deadly street protests.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN mission highlights next steps to long-awaited elections

The United Nations mission in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) is closely monitoring efforts to establish a government – including an independent electoral commission – and to resume plans for long-awaited elections in the West African country, where a political crisis following the dissolution of the government last month sparked deadly street protests.