27 May 2020 – Presidential vote scheduled for October 2020

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Police and Interior Affairs
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Electoral changes
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Territorial Administration and Decentralization

Overview: The presidential vote must take place in October 2020. But because of the COVD19, the National Security Council chaired by the President of the Republic decided through the Independent Electoral Commission. Indeed, the CEI offers electors who wish to change their voting location to do so online.
Full details here: https://www.fratmat.info/article/205216/Politique/communique-du-conseil-des-ministres-du-mercredi-27-mai-2020

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report), Public Opinion (e.g. consultations, opinion polling), Perception of an increased threat
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – academic, National – government, International – other
Evidence/Justification: This decision is due to the rapid increase in the epidemic in Côte d’Ivoire.