Cote d'Ivoire: Government

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Coat of Arms of Republic of Cote d'Ivoire

Key Figures

Chief of State: President Alassane Ouattara

Head of Government: Prime Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan

Overview

Government Name: Republic of Cote d'Ivoire

Constitution: Adopted: 2000; Does not contain provisions concerning the intellectual property rights, but there are a number of articles which recognize and guarantee the protection of national values and cultural traditions.

Government Type: Republic

Main Powers Election Process Election Cycle Source: ElectionGuide, http://www.electionguide.org/
Executive

The president appoints the prime minister and council of ministers, is the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, negotiates and ratifies treaties, and may propose bills. The prime minister is in charge of advising and aiding the president in executory tasks of the government.

The president is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system.

5 years

Judicial

The judicial branch is the highest court of the land deciding on all civilian, criminal, and administrative cases.

Judges are nominated by the superior council of the magistrature, a 7-member body consisting of the national president (chairman), 3 "bench" judges, and 3 public prosecutors.

No term limit

Legislative

The legislature is in charge of passing and creating legislation.

The national assembly has 225 members elected by plurality vote.

5 years

International Relations

Foreign Policy Trends: France remains Cote d'Ivoire's single most important foreign partner. President Houphouet-Boigny, who was a minister in the French government prior to independence, insisted that the connection with France remain strong. The country is a member of the United Nations and participate in most of its specialized agencies, and also an associate member of the European Union. In general Cote d'Ivoire preserves relations with many countries within the European Union and Asia and maintains a wide variety of diplomatic contacts.

Regional Trade Blocs: ECOWAS

Treaties: Peace and Security Council


International Organization Participation  Source: CIA World Factbook

ACP AfDB AU ECOWAS EITI Entente
FAO FZ G-24 G-77 IAEA IBRD
ICAO ICC ICRM IDA IDB IFAD
IFC IFRCS ILO IMF IMO Interpol
IOC IOM IPU ISO ITSO ITU
ITUC MIGA MINUSMA NAM OIC OIF
OPCW UN UNCTAD UNESCO UNHCR UNIDO
Union Latina UNWTO UPU WADB WAEMU WCO
WFTU WHO WIPO WMO WTO

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Environmental Agreements  Source: CIA World Factbook

Biodiversity Climate Change Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol Desertification Endangered Species Hazardous Wastes
Law of the Sea Marine Dumping Ozone Layer Protection Ship Pollution Tropical Timber 06 Wetlands
Whaling

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Sources:

CIA World Factbook and U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets except where stated otherwise.

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