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List of heads of state of Ivory Coast


List of heads of state of Ivory Coast

President of the
Republic of Ivory Coast
Alassane Ouattara

since 4 December 2010
Term length 5 years
Inaugural holder Félix Houphouët-Boigny
Formation 3 November 1960
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Ivory Coast
Recent history

The following is a list of heads of state of Ivory Coast, or Côte d'Ivoire, since the country gained independence from France in 1960.


  • Presidents of Ivory Coast (1960–present) 1
  • Footnotes 2
  • Latest election 3
  • See also 4
  • Sources 5

Presidents of Ivory Coast (1960–present)


      Democratic Party of Côte d'Ivoire – African Democratic Rally (PDCI–RDA)
      Ivorian Popular Front (FPI)
      Rally of the Republicans (RDR)


§ Elected unopposed
Died in office

Portrait Name
Elected Term of Office Party
1 Félix Houphouët-Boigny

3 November 1960 7 December 1993[†] PDCI–RDA
2 Henri Konan Bédié
1995 7 December 1993 24 December 1999[2] PDCI–RDA
3 Robert Guéï
24 December 1999 26 October 2000 Military
4 Laurent Gbagbo
2000 26 October 2000 11 April 2011[5] FPI
5 Alassane Ouattara
4 December 2010 Incumbent RDR


  1. ^ Acting President until 22 October 1995
  2. ^ Deposed in a coup d'état
  3. ^ Styled as President of the National Public Salvation Committee until 4 January 2000
  4. ^ a b Co-claimant from 4 December 2010 to 11 April 2011
  5. ^ Deposed in the Second Ivorian Civil War

Latest election

Candidate Party Votes %
Alassane Ouattara Rally of Houphouëtists for Democracy and Peace 2,618,229 83.66
Pascal Affi N'Guessan Alliance of Democratic Forces 290,780 9.29
Konan Bertin Kouadio Independent 121,386 3.88
Henriette Lagou Adjoua Renewal for Peace and Concord 27,759 0.89
Siméon Konan Kouadio Independent 22,117 0.71
Kacou Gnangbo Independent 18,650 0.60
Jacqueline-Claire Kouangoua Independent 12,398 0.40
Charles Konan Banny Independent 8,667 0.28
Amara Essy Independent 6,413 0.20
Mamadou Koulibaly Liberty and Democracy for the Republic 3,343 0.11
Invalid/blank votes 201,186
Total 3,330,928 100
Registered voters/turnout 6,301,189 54.63
Source: CEI

See also


  • Guinness Book of Kings Rulers & Statesmen, Clive Carpenter, Guinness Superlatives Ltd
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