Cote d’Ivoire: Ouattara to Run for Third Term, Opposition United in Protest

As Côte d’Ivoire celebrates its 60 years of independence, President Alassane Ouattara announced that he will seek a third mandate by standing in presidential elections due in three months. The opposition has reacted angrily to what they call an unconstitutional move.

President Alassane Ouattara made the announcement during the traditional speech on the eve of the Côte d’Ivoire’s independence day, celebrated on 7 August.

Earlier, on 5 March, while addressing the National Assembly, President…

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