Côte d’Ivoire 2016 Pre-Election Economic Violence

Côte d’Ivoire 2016 Pre-Election Economic Violence

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During the pre-election period, very few observers reported incidents of economic violence, including destruction of property or campaign materials belonging to candidates or their supporters. This graph shows the very small number of incidents that was reported; the reports did not indicate that women candidates or supporters were targeted directly.

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