Key Figures

Chief of State:
President Alassane Ouattara
Head of Government:
Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly

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
Republic of Cote d'Ivoire Flag
Coat of Arms of Republic of Cote d'Ivoire

Index of Economic Freedom

Grades each country on a scale of 0 to 100, based on ten freedoms, with 100 representing the greatest amount of economic autonomy from government intervention. Source: Heritage Foundation (2018)

Country Risk Rating

B
Political and economic uncertainties and an occasionally difficult business environment can affect corporate payment behavior. Corporate default probability is appreciable. Source: Coface (2018)

Government Branches

Main Powers Election Process Election Cycle 1
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 an 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

Regional Trade Blocs

International Organization Participation [2]

Environmental Agreements [3]

Tax Information [2]

Tax Authority:
Information not available
Tax Name:
Information not available

Sources:

  1. ElectionGuide http://www.electionguide.org/
  2. EY, http://www.ey.com
  3. CIA World Factbook, https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/
  4. U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/