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Vol 61 No 17

Published 27th August 2020

Côte d'Ivoire

Citing force majeure, Ouattara will run for a third term

Two heavyweight exiles with legal problems – Guillaume Soro and Laurent Gbagbo – are set to reopen the old fights as they oppose the President’s re-election

The decision by President Alassane Dramane Ouattara to tear up his promise to make way for a new generation of leaders is a gamble that risks dividing the ruling party and energising the opposition. Ahead of national elections due in October, opposition groups will try to stall Ouattara's campaign by mounting a constitutional challenge to his bid for a third term.

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