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Ivorians demand switch to multiparty democracy, 1989-1990

Ivory Coast
Time period
April, 1989 to May, 1990
Economic Justice
Total points
9 out of 10 points
Name of researcher, and date dd/mm/yyyy
Tarit Rao-Chakravorti, 15/03/2012

Felix Houphouet-Boigny ruled Cote d'Ivoire for thirty-three years, following its independence in 1960 until his death in 1993. However, Houphouet-Boigny oversaw an important transition to a multiparty system in 1990, which led to the implementation of democratic elections. The transition to a multiparty system came after a large-scale nonviolent campaign by civil servants and students to demand a government that more accurately reflected the will of the people.