Cote d’Ivoire: Ouattara’s Out, but Whoever Wins in Côte d’Ivoire, Many Won’t Be Happy.

With political tensions high and trust in the fairness of the 31 October election low, Côte d’Ivoire looks set for contested results.

When President Alassane Ouattara announced that he would not be standing again for office, some roared with delight, some wept, and some sent messages of praise. The 78-year-old, in power since 2011, had made several ambiguous statements in recent months, raising fears he would seek an unconstitutional third term. But now he confirmed that he would step down after…


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