Côte d'Ivoire 2016 Pre-Election Voter Coercion

Côte d'Ivoire 2016 Pre-Election Voter Coercion

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During the voter registration period, there were almost no reported incidents of women voters being coerced or forced to vote a certain way. This reflected the broader trend that observers reported: that they witnessed or heard of almost no violence against political actors or their sympathizers for their political beliefs, or calls for violence against them.

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