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Vol 61 No 6

Published 19th March 2020

Côte d'Ivoire

Ouattara and son

The outgoing President has moved quickly to name his preferred heir, hoping to steal a march on his rivals and cement his legacy

The crucial first stage of the race to succeed President Alassane Ouattara ended quickly when Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly was hastily named as the candidate of the ruling Rassemblement des houphouëtistes pour la démocratie et la paix (RHDP) for October's presidential election.

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