Institutions of the Republic
The Presidency of the Republic
SEM Allasane Ouattara, Président de la républide de Côte d'Ivoire

This is the place of residence and official work of the president of the republic, Head of state, army chief and executive chief. He is elected for five years by direct universal vote. He can be re-elected once.

His Excellency Sir Alassane OUATTARA, the incumbent president was born on January 1, 1942, in Dimbokro, unto late Ouattara and late Ouattara Hadja Nabintou born Cisse. He is married and father of four (4) children.

In April 1990, President Félix Houphouët-Boigny called him at his side, first as Chairman of the Interministerial Coordination Committee for Stabilization and Economic Recovery Program, then Prime Minister, Head of Government on November 7, 1990. At the death of President Houphouët-Boigny on December 7, 1993, Alassane Ouattara returned to the IMF, where he was appointed Deputy Managing Director in July 1994.

In July 1999, he resigned from the IMF and returned to Côte d’Ivoire. He was elected as the President of the Rally of the Republicans (RDR) at an extraordinary congress.

Candidate in the 2010 presidential election, Alassane Ouattara was elected President of the Republic with 54.10% of votes and was invested on May21, 2011 in Yamoussoukro.

The Prime Minister Service
Kablan DUNCAN, Premier Ministre

Decree No. 96-179 of March1, 1996 Art.1
Concerning the powers of the Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister manages and coordinates the action of the Government and assumes the functions of Minister of Planning and Industrial Development.
He reflects and implements the proposals of the Presidential program. He coordinates the regional planning policy. He also ensures the supervision of the Autonomous District of Yamoussoukro, the High Commission for Water, and High Commissions for Savanna Region Development, Centre and Northern and Western semi-mountainous region, which he coordinates and directs the activities. He may delegate some of his powers to Ministers.

Beforehand, Minister of Finance in the government led by Alassane Ouattara, chaired by Felix Houphouet-Boigny and Minister of Foreign Affairs under Kouadio Ahoussou’s government, M. Daniel Kablan Duncan, who was born on June 30, 1943 in Ouelle, was Prime Minister from 1993 to 1999 and since November 21, 2012.

The National Assembly
Guillaume Kigbafori SORO

The Parliament passes laws and approves taxes.
The parliament is made of c of a single chamber called the National Assembly whose members, who bear the title of Members of Parliaments, are elected for five years by direct universal vote. The current term of office (2011-2016) has 255 members of parliaments.
The National Assembly has an Office, Technical Committees and Parliamentary Groups.

The bills and law proposals which are beyond the domain of the law as defined by Article 71 of the Constitution are declared inadmissible. The inadmissibility is pronounced by the President of the National Assembly after consulting the Conference of Presidents or at the request of the President of the Republic. In case of disagreement among them, the President may consult the Constitutional Council which shall rule on within eight days.
Their deposit on the desk of the National Assembly is announced in public only when they are admissible, then they are returned to the consideration of the competent committee.
These bills and resolutions are forwarded to the Government within forty eight hours of the announcement of their deposit.
The agenda of the proceedings of the National Assembly is established by the President of the National Assembly after the approval by the Conference of Presidents.
The sessions of the National Assembly are public. The President opens the meeting, manages the debate, gives the floor, put questions to the vote, announces the results of votes, and ensures the respect of the rules and order. He may at any time suspend or close the meeting.
After the vote of all the articles, they proceed to the vote of the entire proposal.
The President of the National Assembly forwards four copies of the laws passed by the National Assembly to the President of the Republic for promulgation within forty eight hours of voting.
This period is reduced to twenty-four hours in case of emergency.

Guillaume Kigbafori Soro, , born on May 8, 1972 in Kofiplé, a sub-prefecture of Diawala, in the department of Ferkessédougou is the President of the Ivorian National Assembly since 2012.

The Constitutional Council
Mamadou KONE

The Constitutional Council controls the regularity of the submission of applications, the eligibility of candidates, the voting and the counting of votes as for the election of the President of the Republic.

The economic and social council
Marcel Zadi KESSY

The Economic and Social Council is a Consultative Assembly to Public Authorities.
It ensures the representation of the main economic and social activities, promotes the collaboration among various professional categories and contributes to the development of the Government economic and social policy.

MARCEL ZADI KESSY, President of the Economic and Social Council, was born in 1936 in Yacolidabouo in the Department of Soubré. He has, throughout his career, adapted the values and culture of Africa to the modern enterprise. This path is the origin of the success stories well-known both by his initiatives and the companies he has been running for many years.

Founder of the African Union of Producers and Distributors of Water, Zadi is also the Honorary President of the National Council of Ivorian Employers, which he managed from 1993 to 1998. Author of the book "Culture africaine et gestion de l'entreprise moderne "and specialist in rural equipment, Marcel Zadi Kessy started his career in 1964 as head of the Department of Rural Engineering, then Departmental Director for the western and Central to the Ministry of Agriculture.

Officer of the National Order of Côte d'Ivoire and Knight of the National Order of the French Legion, Marcel Zadi Kessy is the national Deputy President of the Democratic Party of Côte d’Ivoire (PDCI) and the departmental delegate of Soubré.

The Supreme Court
Mamadou KONE

There is only one Supreme Court whose headquarters are located in Abidjan.
Its witnesses some appeals against judgments by the Courts of Appeals or against judgments ultimately by the Courts of First Instance or their sections.

The Supreme Court is made of headquarters, a Prosecutor General and a Secretariat General. The Siege, under the authority of the President, is divided into three chambers: Judicial, Administrative and accounts.

The Judicial Chamber has the power to annul judicial decisions of last resort.

The Administrative Chamber can annul judicial decisions of last resort in the proceedings where a legal person in public law is a party, and annulment appeals for abuse of power against public authorities’ decisions are stated.

The Chamber of Accounts controls the management of public accountants of the Treasury. Each room is headed by a President, Deputy President of the Supreme Court, assisted by advisers. As for the Chamber of Accounts, it includes, in addition, referendum Advisors and Auditors. The General Department of the Supreme Court is managed by an Attorney General who has under his command three first Attorneys General and some Attorneys General. The Secretariat General, which coordinates the administrative activities of the Supreme Court, shall include a Secretary General, a Deputy Secretary General, Chamber Secretaries and a Deputy Secretary.

The National Order of the republic of côte d'ivoire
Henriette Dagri DIABATE

The National Order of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, the highest honor of the state, is meant to reward personal achievement and service to the Nation.

The President of the Republic is the sovereign head and the great master of the Order. He is entitled to the dignity of Grand Cross. The Great Chancellor is appointed by decree of the Head of State who chooses among the grand-cross or the great officers of the National Order. The functions of Great Chancellor are incompatible with those of members of the Government or the office of Member of the National Assembly. The members of the Order are appointed for life. The Head of State shall make all appointments and promotions after consulting the Order Council. Foreigners can be members of the Order.

Henriette Diabaté, born on March 13, 1935 in Bingerville, is a politician of Côte d’Ivoire. Professor of History at the University of Cocody in Abidjan, she served as Minister of Culture in 1990, under President Félix Houphouët-Boigny and Minister of Justice in 2004, under President Laurent Gbagbo. She is the Secretary General of the Rally of Republicans, a political party led by Alassane Ouattara, since 1991.

The Ombudsman of the republic
NGOLO Coulibaly

Mainly responsible for helping to resolve disputes between the citizen and the administration, the Ombudsman is an independent authority, who receives instructions from any other authority. He depends neither on the administration nor on the government.

The Ombudsman's mission is to seek a peaceful settlement of disputes between citizens and government departments, local authorities, public institutions or any other body with a public service mission (social organizations, public enterprises, etc ...) Disputes may be acts or omissions of public administration which violate the rights or prejudice the interests of citizens protected by law. He also has jurisdiction to examine disputes between two individuals or legal entities incorporated in one or disputes between urban, village, or other entity. He does not interfere with the conduct of any judicial proceeding; he does not call into question the validity of a court decision.

The State InspectorGeneral
Niamien NGORAN

Runs, leads and coordinates the activities of the State Inspection General (SIG);
Organizes the services, prepare and implement all measures necessary for the functioning of the SIG;
Divide the tasks between services, appoints the State inspectors to accomplish, plan those to be subject to annual tours;
Decides if necessary, to resort to external services and signs the related contracts;
Centralizes all the work by the State Inspector, receives and analyzes missions’ reports and supports them by a summary note;
Ensures that the actions undertaken further to the conclusions of the checks are completed;
Make the annual report of the SIG;
May delegate his power of signature to the Secretary-General, who plays his role in case of temporary absence;
Work programming, coordination and distribution of tasks are subject to consultation within a Coordination Committee under the authority of the State Inspector General and involving all the heads of departments.
The State Inspector General is the manager of the budget fund and all financial resources available to the SIG. He may delegate his signature to the Secretary General.