Cote d’Ivoire: President Ouattara Announces He’s Running for Third Term

Cape Town — During a national address on Thursday, President Alassane Ouattara announced that he would be a candidate for a third term.

The head of state delivers an annual speech to the nation on the eve of the country’s Independence Day celebrations on August 7.

Ouattara said that after the death of “his candidate” Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly for the presidential election, and given the short time that separates the country from this deadline set at October 31, 2020, he decided to…

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