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Vol 57 No 1

Published 8th January 2016

Côte d'Ivoire

ADO looks ahead

Reconciling the nation, purging the army and restoring a stable political culture are the President's big challenges in his second term

President Alassane Dramane Ouattara's second term in office will be about bestowing a legacy of lasting political stability and economic reconstruction when he leaves office in 2020. He was emphatically re-elected last October and and the test will be how he uses that victory. Firstly, he will work on building a thriving economy and more and better infrastructure. Secondly, he will have to ensure that when he leaves, there is a solid political structure in place to carry his legacy forward. That's where things look difficult.

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