Lessons for UN Electoral Certification from the 2010 Disputed Presidential Poll in Côte d'Ivoire
This policy brief discusses the implications of the 2010 elections in Côte d’Ivoire with regard to the way in which the UN certify electoral processes in post-conflict situations. Two fundamental questions arise regarding certification. Firstly, how effective is an instrument like electoral certification in building confidence and guaranteeing that parties respect the results of highly competitive elections in a post-conflict environment? Secondly, how can electoral certification be strengthened so that it contributes to peace, rather than fuelling already tense situations? This policy brief addresses these questions and evaluates the prospects for future UN electoral certification in postconflict environments.
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Jennifer Goyder, Sonya Zikic