Parliamentary Question: Presidency: Ivory Coast election

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Mr V B Ndlovu (IFP) to ask the President of Republic:
(a) What is the Government’s position with regard to the Ivory Coast’s election stalemate, (b) what is the rationale for this position and (c) how does it relate to the positions of the African Union and the Economic Community of West African States?

REPLY:

The African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) issued a Communiqué on the findings of the High Level Panel on Cote d’Ivoire on 10 March after its 265th meeting in Addis Ababa.

The Council reaffirmed all its previous decisions on the post?electoral crisis facing Côte d’Ivoire since the second round of the presidential election, on the 28th of November 2010.

It recognised Mr. Alassane Ouattara as the winner of the Presidential elections in the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire.

South Africa fully supports the position taken by the African Union on the 10th of March, namely that Mr Ouattara is recognised as the winner, which is a reaffirmation of the position of ECOWAS.

We also support the AU’s quest to find a peaceful political solution to the current crisis.



We are all of one mind on the way forward towards a sustainable political solution.