Ivoirians voice strong support for two-term limit for president

Eight out of 10 Ivoirians favour a two-term limit on presidential mandates, the most recent Afrobarometer survey in Côte d’Ivoire indicates.

Even among respondents who support the ruling Rassemblement des Républicains party, 78% endorsed a two-term limit in the 2016/2017 survey.

Despite such broad public support for a two-term maximum, President Alassane Ouattara says the country’s new Constitution leaves him free to seek a third term in 2020, according to an interview published this week in the news magazine Jeune Afrique.